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Ella Ruth Foust, age 88, of Lake City

Ella Ruth Foust, age 88, of Lake City, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Courtyards Assisted Living Facility in Knoxville, TN. Ella Ruth was a lifelong member of Main Street Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Most importantly, she was devout Christian who loved her church and her Bible. Ella was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative where she was distinguished President’s Club Member. Over the years, Ella Ruth loved to sing hymns with her late husband and soulmate, Venson Foust, with whom she was blissfully married for over 62 years. She also was known as a good cook who made the best fried potatoes and the best apple stack cakes in the entire world. Her favorite saying was, “You’re not the boss of me.” Ella loved chocolate ice cream, chocolate pudding, her bling and planting flowers. Ella Ruth is preceded in death her husband, Venson Foust, parents, Rev. Thomas Riley and Charity Duncan Douglas whom she loved dearly, brother, James Marion Douglas, sisters, Beatrice Apple, Evelyn Davis-Stinson, Anna Bell Morgan, Estelle Ballew and Margaret Inez Douglas.


Sister Irene Russell

Sons David Foust Knoxville

Samuel Thomas Foust Powell

Daughter Janie Ruth Johnson & Rick Knoxville

Grandchildren Darren Foust & Heather Clinton

Davida Beth Foust-Selvey & Roger LaFollette

Joshua Adam Johnson & Chelsey Knoxville

Allison Nicole Thomas Knoxville

Andrew Thomas Foust Nashville

Great Grandchildren Cole Foust, Carter Foust, Isaac Selvey, Tyler Selvey

and Ava Elizabeth Thomas

A host of special and loved nieces and nephews.

Special and Devoted Friends Pauline Martin Clinton

Barbara McNeeley Claxton

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Courtyards Senior Living.

Visitation:5:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City, TN.

Funeral Service:7:30 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Main Street Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Phillips officiating.

Interment:11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge, TN.

You may also view Ella Ruth’s guestbook online at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com 

 Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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