Foster Funeral Home was founded in 1960 by Mrs. Hazel Foster Christmas. She was born fourth of seven children to Reverend Robert Lee Foster and Myrtle Godwin Foster. A lifetime resident of Tippah County, Mrs. Foster became widely known in the 1940’s as she established Foster’s Cosmetology and Barber College. In 1960, she continued to broaden her business venture, by becoming and a licensed funeral director and opening Foster Funeral Home, known today as Foster and Son Funeral Home. Believing education was very important, Mrs. Foster maintained her strive for excellence and attended Rust College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. Today, Mrs. Foster is retired; and the family-owned and operated funeral home is managed by her son, Allen Christmas.
Mr. Allen Christmas represents the second generation of the Foster family to enter the funeral service. Mr. Christmas was born to James Christmas and Hazel Foster Christmas. He grew up around the family businesses and maintained a prominent presence. After obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Memphis, he became and licensed barber instructor. He is the owner/president of Foster’s Cosmetology and Barber Styling College. In 1991, Mr. Christmas continued the family legacy. He launched his career in the funeral service and became a licensed funeral director. Mr. Christmas serves as the manager/co-owner of Foster and Son Funeral Home and continues to set the standards for funeral services in Tippah County and surrounding areas.