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

James Elmo Judkins
December 26, 1930 - March 10, 2023

James Elmo Judkins

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James Elmo Judkins, age 92 of Monticello, passed away Friday, March 10, 2023, at Belle View Nursing and Rehab. He was born December 26, 1930, in Drew County, AR to the late Norris Owen Judkins and Nettie Lee Crass Judkins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Stella Bullock Judkins; and one son, James Robert Judkins.

He was the retired owner of Judkins Machine and Welding Shop. Prior to opening the machine shop, he worked for MonArk Boat Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. After he retired, he took up woodworking and created many nice pieces for his family. Elmo was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Judkins and wife Bettye of Monticello; one daughter, Brenda Chisom and husband Raymond of Monticello; five grandchildren, Pam Barnett and husband Billy, Eric Chisom and wife Stephanie, James Judkins and wife Leslie, Daniel Judkins and wife Heidi and Thomas Judkins and wife Madelyn; nineteen great-grandchildren, Corey, Kailey Raye, Brodey, Kaitlyn, Ethan, Lindsay, Whitney, Luke, Hezekiah, Moriah, Josiah, Judah, Micah, Boaz, Isaac, Ester, Eden, Jude, and Samuel;and four great-great-grandchildren, Hudson, Owen, Emmett, Davis and expecting one more in August.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2023, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dwayne Roper and Rev. James Judkins officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Services
Monday, March 13, 2023
At 11:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Oakland Cemetery
800 North Hyatt St.
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Patty Grice
    Tommy, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
  2. Cecil an LaDonna Reed
    So very sorry for your loss,
  3. Sheila McDaniel-Graham
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of bereavement. May God's love strengthen you during this time.
    From your OCSE family:
    Forrest City Regional
    West Memphis Ext.
    Helena/West Helena
  4. Bea Tucker
    Brenda and Pam, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious loved one. It is never easy loosing someone you loved. May God comfort and strengthen each of you now and in the days ahead as you adjust without your dad and grandfather. You will always have your memories. God bless!!!
  5. Marguerite Brewer
    Brenda, sorry to hear of your Father passing away may he RIP 🙏
  6. Gloria Ryburn
    Brenda, Tommy and families, was sorry to hear but Thankful the Lord took him home, I know he is happy to be With Stella And The Lord . Prayers for all of you, Love and hugs
  7. John and Paige (Hill) Stell
    Family - you are all in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead. We know he will be missed greatly by each of you.

    John, Paige, Brayden, Colt, Jayson, Jake, Bethany, Jared, Marlee, and Brad
  8. Steve Davis
    Brenda and Tommy and family,
    I was saddened to hear about your fathers passing. But I do know I have such great and wonderful memories of growing up at their house. Our parents and their card games and fish cooking will never ever be anything like it anywhere. Playing in the yard with matchbox by that old huge tree in front. Brenda's wedding, swimming in the old creek way out in back somewhere. I remember those days fondly just as I remember the family and Elmo. Sending much love and prayers during this time.

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