Nellie Grey Foster

August 29, 1925July 3, 2018
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Mrs. Nell ("Nellie") Grey Inscore Foster, born on August 29, 1925 in Yadkinville, North Carolina, to the late Ina Shore Inscore and the late Arthur Lee Inscore (Sheriff), passed away on July 3, 2018, in Tucker, Georgia. She graduated from High Point College, in High Point, NC, in 1945. She had a long career in education, teaching physical education at several North Carolina and Georgia schools, including West Yadkin High School, Yadkinville, NC; Central Junior High School, Greensboro, NC; Allen Junior High School, Greensboro, NC; Tucker High School, Tucker, GA. She was also in charge of "detention" and shop, and acted as the assistant basketball coach for the girls' team at Tucker High School. Nellie was happily married for over forty-nine years to the late Jack Eller Foster, whom she met while attending High Point College. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jettie Mae Hudspeth and Martha Lee Graham; and her dearly beloved grandson, Adam Goodgame. Nell is survived by her sons, Arthur C. (Chad) Foster (Lucy); Christopher Eller Foster (Glenda); daughters, Cyndy Foster Goodgame (Larry) and Claudia Foster Hirsch (Jim); grandchildren, Carrie Sawyer (Ned), Kylie Hubbard (Josh), Blake Foster (Meredith), Ansley Foster, Catherine Foster, Whitney Myers (William), and DeeGee Gassett (David); her extended family at Atria Park assisted living community, and dear friends, Beth Brownlee and Vicki Babcock. Nellie's hobbies included golf, NC State sports, gardening/birds, knitting/crocheting, and taking care of her grandchildren (and great-grandchildren). She faithfully attended St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and was an active member of "The Golden Girls" (retired teachers from Tucker High School). In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations in Nellie's name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Fisher House Foundation. Friends and family are welcome to attend visitation on Saturday, July 7 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3150 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, Georgia, 30084, followed by graveside services at 11:00 a.m. Nellie loved her family and friends and, despite her initial reluctance to move from her native North Carolina, became deeply attached to the Tucker community. She was joyful and filled with music until her final days, singing to her pastor and to her family. Nellie asked that her family and friends remember her with the same joy and love that defined her life and that her family and friends continue to spread that joy and love as their legacy to her.


  • Cyndy Goodgame, Daughter
  • Claudia Hirsch, Daughter
  • Chad Foster, Son
  • Chris Foster, Son
  • Carrie (Ned) Sawyer, Grandchild
  • Kylie (Josh) Hubbard, Grandchild
  • Blake (Meredith) Foster, Grandchild
  • Ansley Foster, Grandchild
  • Catherine Foster, Grandchild
  • Whitney (William) Myers, Grandchild
  • DeeGee (David) Gassett, Grandchild


  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018

Nellie Grey Foster

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Steve Foster

July 12, 2018

To my cousins who I haven't seen for many years I had your mom on my mind this morning. I googled her name and her obituary showed up. I have memories of her being a kind aunt who I thought a lot of. Even though we have all lost contact through the years I want you to know that I am thinking of you during the time of your loss. Steve

Robin Lane

July 7, 2018

Nellie was a very special lady who raised a wonderful family. I remember her always smiling and joking around with everyone. She had a wonderful sense of humor and honor. She will be missed!

Brigette Britt

July 6, 2018

I have so enjoyed seeing Beth Brownlee’s visits with Mrs. Foster on Facebook. Such a lovely person. I’m so sorry for your loss.