Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Central United Methodist Church for Mr. James Luther Foreman, 91, Gadsden, who passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. The Rev. Sherri Reynolds will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.
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Mr. Foreman was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Evelyn Sue McNabb Foreman; parents, Ruth and Luther Foreman; sisters, Lorrine F. Potts, Tacie R. Thomas and Leona Miller.
Mr. Foreman worked and retired as a lieutenant with the City of Gadsden Fire Department after 21 years of service. He worked as a bailiff for 20 years with the Etowah County Sheriff's department and served as Etowah County Commissioner.
He was a master carpenter, a member of the Dwight Masonic Lodge and he loved to fly. He was also a member of Christ Central United Methodist Church, Tamelot Club Senior Citizens, was active in Sunday School and served on the finance board. His ministry at the church was to make wooden crosses.
Mr. Foreman was a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps (Air Force) and was inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame this past November.
He was an accomplished musician playing the bass fiddle with the group Strings and Reeds.
Most of all, he loved the Lord, family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim Steadman; granddaughter, Paige Barclay; great-grandsons, Peyton and Walker, Brook Barclay Peppers (Dennis); great-granddaughters, Taylor Grace Peppers, Sydney Barclay Miller (Philip); great-granddaughter and grandson, Ben and Sophia Moon Miller; nieces, Judy Hill and Jeanette Monski; great-nephews, Will and Jesse Hardeman; sister-in-law, Anne McNabb; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Will Hardeman, Jesse Hardeman, Alan Woodall, Al Maddox, Keith Scott and Jeff Prince.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Lee, James Green, Richard Hart, Bill Stewart, Joe Austin, V.A.R. Association, Circuit Judges, all Court Personnel, Sheriff's Department, Gadsden Fire Department and Mitchell Logan.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the church.
Condolences for the family may be made at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times from June 8 to June 10, 2014