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Harold Ceyes Foster

January 8, 1942 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 75)

Mr. Harold Ceyes Foster, age 75 of Pittsboro, NC passed on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro, NC. 

Mr. Harold Ceyes “Hobo” Foster was born on 8 January 1942.  He was the third child of the late Mrs. Hattie Booth Foster and Mr. Charlie Ceyes Foster.   

“Hobo” lived a full and interesting life.  He loved the arts; the Bible; composition; learning; music; nature (particularly Butterflies); reading; sports and teaching (he

taught fellow inmates while incarnated at Federal Prison in Pennsylvania because he objected to America’s involvement in Vietnam.  He wrote many creative and scientific articles for magazines and newspapers.  He wrote articles for the Carolina Times and he was the Editor-in-Chief for the Eagle publication at North Carolina Central University.  He was also a leader, as was demonstrated early in his life when he joined and became one of the stars on The Mighty Tigers football team.  Later he became spokesperson for the civil rights (Chapel Hill 9) as they demonstrated for civil rights.  Before joining the Mighty Tigers football team, he was Lincoln’s statistician who kept accurate and immaculate records.  He too was the Editor-in-Chief for The Lincoln High School Echo.  Lastly, he was a founding member of the Groove Phi Groove at North Carolina Central University, formerly North Carolina College in Durham. 

He is survived by four children, and they are Ms. Deidre Farrar; Mr. Reji Farrar Ms. Lisa Wiley; Messrs. Shahid and Ansar Foster and several grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two sisters, Ms. Esphur Foster and Mrs. Charley Foster Norwood; one niece and several grand nephews and nieces.        


Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill

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 Service Information

Memorial Service
December 29, 2017

8:30 AM
St. Joseph CME Church
510 W. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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