James Footman, 82, Vero Beach

James Footman, 82, died March 4, 2010, at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

He was born in Camilla, Ga. and lived in Vero Beach for more than 60 years, coming from Winter Haven. Before retiring, he worked for Axel Peterson Packing House.

Survivors include his sons, Willie James Footman, Leroy Footman, Bennie Ray Footman, Jerry Footman and Nicholas Footman, all of Vero Beach, Thomas Footman of Mabelton, Ga., and George Footman of Raiford; daughters, Shirley Williams and Betty Footman, both of Vero Beach, and Priscilla Footman of Georgia; sisters, Bernice Footman Johnson and Annie Jewel Footman, both of Havana, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and his devoted friend, Elizabeth Newsome.

He was preceded in death by son, Norris Footman; sister, Carrie Mae Footman; and brothers, Ira Lee Footman, Robert Footman, Woodrow Footman and Leroy Footman.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at seawindsfh.com/obit.php.Read more…

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