Vernertris Foust

Vernertis “Pete” Moon Foust, lovingly known as “Mime,” age 95, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

Born August 27, 1924 at Rector, AR, she was a daughter of the late Fletcher F. Moon and Edna Hume Moon. She moved to Pine Bluff in 1927 and was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School.

Mrs. Foust was a homemaker as well as being the owner of V. M. Foust Grocery Store and worked as a beautician with her sister. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Ferrel Baker and Marie Zack.

Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Robert Foust; her daughter, Susan Foust Reddin (Scotty); two grandchildren Susan Sweat (Doug) and Scott Reddin (Elizabeth); five great-grandchildren, Heather Bankhead (Chance), Leah Uselton (Kyle), Kate Reddin, Laura Reddin, and Meredith Reddin; two great-great-grandchildren, Hyatt Bankhead and Hudson Bankhead; and a brother, Leon Moon.

Visitation will be Friday, October 25, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Warner Worthan officiating. Private burial will be in Graceland Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1501 West 2nd Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71601. For online condolences, please visit