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Obituary for James L. Foster

Mr. James Luther Foster, 88, of Carrollton, Ga., passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Cottage Landing Memory Care.

Mr. Foster was born in Carroll County, on May 4, 1929, the son of the late John Thomas and Phoebe Reeves Foster. He attended school at Mt. Zion and later served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. On December 25, 1951, he married Myra Tarpley, also of Carrollton. They resided in Bremen, Ga., until 1976, when they moved back to Carrollton. Mr. Foster was employed with Sewell Manufacturing Company in Bremen for over 40 years. He loved being with his grandchildren, working in his vegetable garden and walking his dogs. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He was a member of Old Camp Methodist Church, where he was an active member until his health failed.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Myra T. Foster; his granddaughter, Angela Sanders; his sisters, Stella Clark and Annie Bell Williams; brothers, Allen Foster, Hiram Foster and Henry Foster. He is survived by his daughters, Carole Sanders and husband , Bobby, and Kay Mason; granddaughter, Alison Sanders Fitz-Simons and husband Paul; great granddaughters, Haven Fitz-Simons, Hadly Fitz-Simons and Henly Fitz-Simons; along with several nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Tom Compton and Rev. Ken Stephens officiating. Pallbearers will be Bobby Sanders, Paul Fitz-Simons, Lyndle Foster and Ridley Foster.

In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011. The family would like to express their thanks to Cottage Landing Memory Care and Bristol Hospice for their wonderful care.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.

A POEM ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S

Don't ask me to remember
Don't try to make me understand
Let me rest and know you're with me
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand
I'm confused beyond your concept
I'm sad and sick and lost
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all cost
Don't lose your patience with me
Do not scold, curse or cry
Can't be different though I try
Just remember that I need you
The best of me is gone
Please don't fail to stand beside me
Love me till my life is done.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

26

Sep

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Service

Wednesday

27

Sep

2:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Cemetery Details

Location

Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery

1874 Burwell Road
Carrollton, GA 30117

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