Friday, June 21, 2019

NBCSL extends its condolences to the Smyre Foster Family on the passing of Gwen Smyre Foster, sister of State Rep. Calvin Smyre, NBCSL Past President and Dean of the GA State House.

On behalf of our President, Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) expresses its condolences to the Smyre Foster Family on the passing of Gwen Smyre Foster, sister of State Rep. Calvin Smyre (GA), NBCSL Past President and Dean of the GA State House.

Gwen Smyre Foster, sister of State Rep. Calvin Smyre, Dean of the House, passed away Wednesday morning at her home.  She was a 1966 graduate of Spencer High School & Columbus State University and a retired financial analyst with Pratt & Whitney.  She was a devout member of Pinehurst Baptist Church and mother of four children:  Robbie Foster Branscomb, Robert Foster, Jr., Francine Foster and Claudia Valrie.  She is the daughter of US Army Chief Warrant Officer (Retired) Carter Smyre, Jr.  Her Mother, Mildred Rudine Smyre preceded her.


Wake - Family/Friends Visitation Hours

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Family 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Family Friends 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Progressive Funeral Home

4235 St. Mary's Rd.

Columbus, GA 31907

706 685-8023

Homegoing Service

Monday, June 24, 2019

12:00 p.m.

Pinehurst Baptist Church

4217 St. Mary's Rd.

Columbus, GA 31907


Burial

Green Acres Cemetery 

1485 Schatulga Rd.

Columbus, GA 31907

Condolences and expressions of sympathy to the Gwen Smyre Foster Family may be sent in care of Rep. Calvin Smyre, 1103 Glenwood Road, Columbus, GA 31902; or Smyre/Foster Family, P.O. Box 181, Columbus, GA 31902.

Dean Smyre and the Smyre/Foster family are thankful for your continued thoughts and prayers!


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Article Source: Ledger Enquirer Online
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