Mary Glenn Suttles Foster

Published 4:18 pm Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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Mary Glenn Suttles Foster was born April 21, 1945, in Selma, and died February 15, 2022, in Mobile. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty- seven years, James Wilburn Foster and her parents, Martha Anderson Nicolson Suttles and Green Berrey Suttles, Jr.

She is survived by her sister, Mabel Suttles Kinard of Daphne, and her brother Green Berrey Suttles, III (Paige) of Jasper, Georgia; by her sons, James Michael Foster (Nancy) of Shorter,, and Charles Alan Foster (Katherine) of Pass Christian, Mississippi; by her grandchildren, Michael Grey Foster (Brooke), Kathryn Elise Foster, Samuel Gavin Foster and Alyssa Beth Foster; by great-grandchildren Kase James Foster and Kolsyn Leigh Foster; by nieces, Laurin Kinard Cates of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Jennifer Nicolson Kinard Miller of Mobile; and by first cousins, Ralph Nicolson Hobbs of Selma and Ellen Earle Hobbs Wilkes of Opelika.

Glenn was a resident of Selma her entire life, a product of the Selma City School System, a life-long member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, serving on its Altar Guild and fully participating in the life of the parish. She had an all-consuming passion for antiques and the history and the people that they embodied. Glenn rarely met a stranger and was just as interested in each new acquaintance as in the genealogy of her family ancestry. She was a member of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Alabama and served on the board of the Sturdivant Hall Museum.

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Funeral services will be held at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, February 24, at

11 a.m. with the Rev. Amy George officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Interment will follow at Live Oak Cemetery.