Patricia Clanton “Pat” Foster, 79, of Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Accordius Health of Wilkesboro. She was born Jan. 13, 1941, in Wilkes County to Henry Kerley and Mary Magalene Broyhill Clanton.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse “Pete” Foster; two sisters, Frances C. Penley and Mary C. Pearson; and two brothers, David James Clanton and Thomas Richard Clanton.

Surviving are her son, Gene Summerlin; a daughter, Lisa Pena Church; her grandchildren, Mary P. Mahala and Luis Pena, and four great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Sarah Foster; a stepson, Keith Foster; her brothers, Henry Robert Clanton and wife, Patsy, of Moravian Falls and Jerry Wayne Clanton and wife, Sherry, of Hickory; and her sisters, JoAnn C. Broyhill of Lenoir, Nancy C. Clement and husband, Kyle, of Lenoir and Sonja C. Walker of Granite Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Miller Funeral Chapel, with Chaplain Ken Boaz officiating. Burial will follow in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6 until 8 Wednesday night.

Flowers will be accepted.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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