Harold "Foster" Hewett, age 63, of Grand Ridge died at his residence Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. He was a native and life-long resident of Jackson County. Foster spent his early adult life as an insurance agent in the area before becoming a fire fighter and security officer at Florida State Hospital. He found great joy and satisfaction from the time he spent on the farm on which he was raised. His passions included spending time with family and friends while often hunting and fishing.
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Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Ann; son, Jeffrey and wife, Amanda; daughter, Melanie and husband, Aden Southwell; grandchildren, Aaron, Jeremiah, Hannah, Jaden, and Elijah; brother, Bobby and wife, Edna Hewett; two aunts, Charlotte Brown and "Cookie" Bradley; two brothers-in-law and their wives; two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Grand Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Hewett and the Rev. C.D. Harn officiating. Interment was in Cypress Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 19, 2014