P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

James Strickland
September 18, 1946 - June 13, 2022

James Strickland

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James Raymond Strickland, 75, of Monticello, AR, passed away Monday, June 13, 2022. He was born September 18, 1946, to Oland Raymond Strickland and Melba Jane Pounders Strickland. He worked for Ashcraft Logging as a cutting machine operator for many years. James was a member of Old Union Southern Baptist Church for 55 years where he was a deacon. James had a passion for his work, his church, and most of all his family. He had supper every night with his 91-year-old mother and visited about their day.
James is preceded in death by his father; his brother Bennie Strickland; and his nephew Kenneth Williams.
James is survived by his mother, Melba Strickland of Monticello; his children, Samantha Berry and husband Wade of Monticello, Shelia Brunt and husband James of Monticello, Selena Collier and husband Fred of Watertown, SD; stepchildren, Amy Beggs and husband Jimmy Dale of Pine Bluff, David White and wife Autumn of White Hall, Daniel Wood, and Samantha Pruitt; brother, Donald Strickland and wife Glenda of Monticello, Paula Pulliam and husband Dirk of Ft. Smith, Linda Strickland Mitchell of Monticello, Steve Strickland and wife Tina of Monticello; Grandchildren, Courtni Flemister (Brandon), Joshua Etheridge (Meredith), Morgan Marin (Oscar), Ryan Rogers (Megan), Christian Gipson (Beaux), Elise Collier, Larsen Collier; great-grandchildren, Kinsley and Emersyn Flemister, Gage Etheridge, Allen Etheridge, Carmin Marin, Suede Gipson, as well as a baby due in August; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 6:00 " 8:00 p.m. in the Stephenson- Dearman Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, June 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Old Union Southern Baptist Church in Monticello with Rev. Jason Cater officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Old Union Southern Baptist Church, 2077 Florence Rd, Monticello, AR 71655.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Services
Friday, June 17, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Old Union Southern Baptist Church
2077 Florence Rd
Monticello, AR  71655
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Pleasant Springs Cemetery
Pleasant Springs Rd.
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Donna Lytle, Carol Forrest and Paul Lytle
    We are. so sorry for your loss Samantha and family.
  2. Mildred and Billy Jones
    We send all of our Love to our dear and precious neighbors Donald and Glenda. Our prayers are with you always and especially at this very sad time in your lives. We will continue to pray for you and all your family that this is made easier for you all. We love you deeply.
  3. Bea Tucker
    Samantha, Don and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear about James. He was a great guy and always so very nice every time I saw him. As his obituary said, he was a hard working guy a great Christian man. My heart goes out to each of you as you face the days, weeks and months ahead without him. May God give each of you comfort, strength and very special portion of his love and grace at this time. You all are in my prayers.
  4. Gail Lenderman wanda
    James was a dear friend and will be missed by all. May you find comfort knowing he was a man of God and is with Him now.
  5. Jeff brown
    We are praying for the family.
  6. Otis and Jeanie Cater
    James will be missed by many. He was truly one of a kind. His work is done, here on Earth, Now, he can go rest high on that Mountain. Prayers for his Family and Friends.
  7. Kitty Wiscaver
    My heart is saddened to hear about James. He was family. May God grant you comfort in this time of sorrow
  8. Kay Worbington
    Dear Family, You have my condolences at this sad time. I am so sorry to hear of James' passing. I have known him since I was 6 years old at Drew Central Red Brick Building. He is not quite 2 years older the me. I pray for you to have comfort and peace in knowing that James is with Jesus. Amen!

  9. Edward Tucker
    Prayers from all my family. James' Grandmother "Katie" was my Dad's sister.
  10. Deana Simpson
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  11. Larry & Gail Hammil
    Linda, we are so sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts for you and your family. May GOD bless and comfort you. Love, Larry & Gail
  12. Joann Adair Holian
    To all my dear Strickland friends. I’m so sorry for your loss of a great man
    He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him . My prayers are with all of you.
    RIP James .
    Prayers from the Leeper family. James Raymond was family and a dear friend to our family for several generations. So sorry for the families loss. Love you all.
  14. jeff brown
    Rest in Peace cousin you will be missed
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