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“This message is directed to Robin. I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
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“So sorry,I worked with Julia at JP Stevens.wonderful lady,very sweet. ”
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“So many memories growing up in the neighborhood with your family. We had so much fun and made so many memories. I am so sorry. Julia Rae was a...Read More »
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Mrs. Julia Rae Foster Smith, 76, of Hildebran, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 11, 2017, just the way she wanted; surrounded by all of her loving family. She passed away at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, following a period of declining health.
Julia was born January 18, 1941, in Burke County, to the late Edward Lee Foster and Nellie Mae Fincannon Foster. She attended Central Baptist Church. Julia loved going to Oak Island, NC, and carrying on the tradition of family vacations, for thirty three years straight.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Steven Smith; and her sister Janice Foster Swanson.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Jimmie Smith of the home; daughters Robin Abernethy of Connelly Springs, Kathy Josey of Mountain View, and Terri Young and husband Dean of Hildebran; grandchildren, Misty Abernethy, Katie Hernandez, Tyler Hernandez, Kristina Hernandez, Amber Josey, Stephen Josey, Jordan Young, and Jacob Young; great-grandchildren, Dylan Buckles, and Dawson Abernethy; and brothers, Ronnie Foster and wife Joye of Hildebran, and Mike Foster and wife Sheila of Connelly Springs.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Heritage Funeral Service, with Rev. Darrell Webb officiating.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 1:00-2:30 PM at Heritage Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.

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