Lois Benfield Foster, 73, of Fisher-Davis Rd. in Morganton died unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Grace Hospital. Born June 7, 1937 in Avery Co., Lois was a daughter of the late Daniel Boone Benfield and Goldie Moody Benfield McFarland. Lois was the loving mother of ten children (with three sets of twins), and raised eight to adulthood. After her children were grown, Lois went to work at Morganton Dyeing and Finishing.She is survived by sons, Jackie Foster of Austin, TX, Terry Foster and wife, Cindy, and Robert Foster and wife, Linda, all of Morganton; daughters, Annice Smith and husband, Donald, of Connelly Springs, and Diane Benge and husband, Wade, of Morganton; sisters, Louise Gaul of Florida, and Pat Lee of Morganton; and son-in-law, Alan Wilson. Lois was also blessed with a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Arvil Odell Foster; infant twins, Ricky and Vicky Foster; son, Paul Foster; and daughters, Sherry Wilson and Debbie Stock.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010 in the Roy Shehan Fellowship Hall of Nowlings Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with the Reverends Darvy Hensley and Danny Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday one hour before the service. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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