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James Tootle

Mr. James E. Tootle, age 75, of Cochran, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at his home after an extended illness.  He was a native of Toombs County and was a 1964 graduate of Lyons High School.  He worked as warehouse supervisor for Piggly Wiggly Southern for thirty years.  James enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing at Lake Sinclair.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Independent Church in Eatonton.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Maggie Tootle; and brother, Junior Tootle.

His family includes his wife of forty-one years, June Tootle of Cochran; two sons, Franklin Tootle and Steven Tootle and wife Sue, all of Vidalia; one daughter, Mandy Deal and husband Stan of Cochran; three granddaughters, Kandise Tootle, Logan Smith and husband Dean, and McKensey Williamson; one grandson, Layton Shealy; one great-granddaughter, Lakelynn J. Smith; two step-granddaughters, Layla and Addie; three sisters, Marie Prince of Monroe, Pauline Conley and Joan King and husband Donnie, all of Vidalia; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special pet Maddie. 

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 25th, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Independent Church, 163 Greensboro Road, Eatonton, GA 31024.  Pastor Clark Herring will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Independent Church, PO Box 3956, Eatonton, GA 31024.

There will be a register book available at the funeral home in Vidalia for those not able to attend the service.

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