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Celebrating the life of
Julia Foster Clanton
August 05, 1927 - July 07, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Interment
  • - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

My deepest sympathy to Julia's family. In the book of Psalms, King David, who went through numerous hardships, revealed what helped him to cope. In prayer to God, David said,"I am fond of your commandments, Yes, I love them. Remember your word to your servant, Through which you give me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, For your saying has preserved me alive"( Psalms 119:47, 49, 50 ). You, too, can find comfort and hope in God's word.

B.B, , Ga

Blessings of peace and love to your family during this time of sorrow and grief for the absence of your love one. I know she will be missed but her spirit will live on in the hearts of all those who had the honor to know such a wonderful gracious lady.

Geddes-Wolling, Savannah, Georgia

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I wish there were words that I could say that would take away your pain. You all are in our hearts and prayers. The Bufalini family

Bufalini, Savannah, Ga

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

JOCEY, SAVANNAH, GA

I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. What a blessing to have had Ms. Clanton with you for such a long time. God, through His word, the Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. The resurrection promise makes that possible. (Revelation 21:3, 4); (John 5:28,29). Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "why do we grow old and die?", "Can the dead really live again?", and more.

Sincerely, Nitha & Family , ,

Dear Family of Julia Clanton: I was saddened to read of the loss of your loved one. I personally experienced the grief of losing my loved ones. However, there is comfort to know the Holy Scriptures (Rev 21:4) gives the assurance that God will end death, pain and sorrow. I hope this brief message brings comfort to you and your family.

Williams Family, ,

My condolences to the Clanton family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw.org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

LG, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear about your Mom. Your Mom and Dad have always had a special place in my heart. They were so good to me when I was growing up. Love your sweet family

, ,

So sorry to hear about your Mom. Your Mom and Dad have always had a special place in my heart. They were so good to me when I was growing up. Love your sweet family

, ,

So sorry to hear about your Mom. She and your Dad have always had a special place in my heart. They were always do good to me when I was growing up. Love your family.

, ,

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Just u and all your family r in my thoughts and prayers

Diane Albritton , Savannah , Ga

We were so sad to hear about Aunt Julia! We Love you all so much and are Praying for God's Peace over you! Please know that even though we can't be there with you, we're thinking of you! Love to you all! Michelle, Doug& Ciara

Michelle,Doug & Ciara Lalino, St Petersburg , Florida

I'm truly sorry for your loss of your loved one. May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, John 5:28,29

Nicole , ,

On Friday, July 7, 2017, Julia Elizabeth Foster Clanton passed away at Hospice Savannah at age eighty-nine.

Julia was the third child of seven born to Fred Alonzo Foster and Ruth Benson Foster on August 5, 1927 in Savannah, Georgia.  She grew up in Savannah and attended First Presbyterian Church as a child.

Julia worked for the Adjutant General’s Office in the Records Department during World War II at the age of seventeen. In her words “to contribute to the war effort.”

On September 8, 1945 Julia married John Edward Clanton, her childhood nemesis who became the love of her life.  They were married sixty-six years when her loving husband and best friend passed away on March 31, 2011.

Julia was employed by the Savannah Gas Company and in 1966 went to work for Southeastern Maritime Company.  She began her career there as a clerk typist and eventually became supervisor of the company’s billing department.  She retired after twenty-six years there in August, 1992.

Julia served as the vice-president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 135.  She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Julia is survived by one brother, William G. Foster, and one sister, Nancy F. Zarich, and three daughters, Karen Traver (Jimmy), Cheryl Barker (Jim), and Brenda Salter (Mac).  She is also survived by seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Julia enjoyed the beach and boating, traveling to Hawaii, cruising the Caribbean, and visiting Mexico.  She was an avid reader.  She loved to dance, sew, crochet, and cook, all of which she did extremely well.  Julia loved her family and was for them a paragon of strength.  She lived her life for others and always had a loving, optimistic attitude.  She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, on Whitemarsh Island from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, followed immediately by the funeral service at 11:00 am.  The service will be officiated by Pastor Peter J. Hartmann of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Savannah.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or Hospice Savannah.

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My deepest sympathy to Julia's family. In the book of Psalms, King David, who went through numerous hardships, revealed what helped him to cope. In prayer to God, David said,"I am fond of your commandments, Yes, I love them. Remember your word to your servant, Through which you give me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, For your saying has preserved me alive"( Psalms 119:47, 49, 50 ). You, too, can find comfort and hope in God's word.

B.B, , Ga

Blessings of peace and love to your family during this time of sorrow and grief for the absence of your love one. I know she will be missed but her spirit will live on in the hearts of all those who had the honor to know such a wonderful gracious lady.

Geddes-Wolling, Savannah, Georgia

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I wish there were words that I could say that would take away your pain. You all are in our hearts and prayers. The Bufalini family

Bufalini, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Mark Bufalini — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Jean — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by JOCEY — Georgia

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

JOCEY, SAVANNAH, GA

I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. What a blessing to have had Ms. Clanton with you for such a long time. God, through His word, the Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. The resurrection promise makes that possible. (Revelation 21:3, 4); (John 5:28,29). Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "why do we grow old and die?", "Can the dead really live again?", and more.

Sincerely, Nitha & Family , ,

Dear Family of Julia Clanton: I was saddened to read of the loss of your loved one. I personally experienced the grief of losing my loved ones. However, there is comfort to know the Holy Scriptures (Rev 21:4) gives the assurance that God will end death, pain and sorrow. I hope this brief message brings comfort to you and your family.

Williams Family, ,

My condolences to the Clanton family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw.org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

LG, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear about your Mom. Your Mom and Dad have always had a special place in my heart. They were so good to me when I was growing up. Love your sweet family

, ,

So sorry to hear about your Mom. Your Mom and Dad have always had a special place in my heart. They were so good to me when I was growing up. Love your sweet family

, ,

So sorry to hear about your Mom. She and your Dad have always had a special place in my heart. They were always do good to me when I was growing up. Love your family.

, ,

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Just u and all your family r in my thoughts and prayers

Diane Albritton , Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Barbara Person — Georgia

We were so sad to hear about Aunt Julia! We Love you all so much and are Praying for God's Peace over you! Please know that even though we can't be there with you, we're thinking of you! Love to you all! Michelle, Doug& Ciara

Michelle,Doug & Ciara Lalino, St Petersburg , Florida

I'm truly sorry for your loss of your loved one. May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, John 5:28,29

Nicole , ,


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