FOSTER, Amy Adele
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FOSTER, Amy Adele
FOSTER, Amy Adele

Amy Adele Foster, D.M.A, of Knoxville, Tennessee and Kennesaw, Georgia - choral conductor, collaborative pianist and profound Music Educator, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday evening, January 8, 2014 following a courageous battle with breast cancer at the age of forty-five. Amy was born on October 4, 1968 in Nashville, Tennessee to John Whitney Evans, III and Dinah Lynn Petree. Amy earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University and Master of Music degree from Georgia State University. In 2006 she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music with a double minor in Choral Conducting and Piano Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her performing venues included Carnegie Hall, Spivey Hall and The Square Room in Knoxville, Tennessee. During her four years as the Director of Choral Activities at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia her choirs consistently received various performance invitations, including being a part of the Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary Chorus. Her Advanced Choir was selected as one of the top choirs in the State of Georgia. The Georgia ACDA has commissioned a choral piece by Jocelyn Hagen, “To See the Sky” to honor Amy. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Dr. Foster was preceded in death by her grandparents, Adele and Elmer Petree; aunt, Sylvia Petree Quick; grandfather, Dr. John Whitney Evans, Jr. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, T. Allen Pannell, Jr. of Knoxville; stepchildren, Melissa Pannell Jones and husband Ryan, Nicholas Pannell, and Jessica Pannell; mother, Dinah Petree and fiancée Dale M. Quillen; father, John Whitney Evans and wife Carole; father-in-law, Tom Pannell and wife Jean; mother-in-law, Terri Beaudrot and husband Tom; sister, Jeanie Whitney Evans; grandmother, Frances V. Evans; aunt, Jeanie Petree Anderson and husband Larry; and a nephew, Evan Phenevongsa. Amy was laid to rest on Saturday, January 11. 2014 in Camden, Tennessee at Camden City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Evan Phenevongsa, Nicholas Pannell, Tom Pannell, Phil Anderson, Mike Anderson, Cory Anderson, Danny Cantrell, Phil Carman, and Ed Miles. Amy’s life will be celebrated with a Choral Requiem to be conducted at 3:00 p.m. (EST) Saturday, January 18, 2014 at NorthStar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Rd., Kennesaw, GA where the family will receive friends at 1pm and following the concert. The celebration will continue with a memorial service to be conducted at 3:00 p.m. (EST) Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Boulevard, Knoxville, TN where the family will receive friends at 1pm and a reception will follow. Following the services, the floral offerings will be repurposed to Random Acts of Flowers. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. Online condolences may be extended at

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