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

James Arliss Thomas
October 18, 1944 - February 6, 2024

James Arliss Thomas

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James Arliss Thomas, age 79 of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at his home. He was born October 18, 1944, in Warren, AR to the late Travis and Levon Jackson Thomas.
He was a retired truck driver, a United States Army Vietnam War Veteran where he was a Paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne. James enjoyed riding his motorcycle, spending time with his grandkids and visiting friends. He was also a member of Abate.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ginger Lynn Thomas and Becky McKamie; and one brother, Danny Ray Thomas.
James is survived by his wife, Mary White Thomas of Monticello; his children, Patrick Thomas Fowler (Christy) of Monticello, Sean Thomas (Brandy) of Crossett, Jennifer Winchester (Bryan) of Warren, Lisa Rainwater (Tracy) of Monticello and Melissa Hilton of Hermitage; one sister, Nena Thomas (Jerry Word) of Wilmar; a nephew, Michael Paul Lochala; along with twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 9, 2024, at 12:00 noon at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. There will be a visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. before the funeral service. You can sign James' guestbook registry on this page.

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Friday, February 9, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Friday, February 9, 2024
12:00 Noon
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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  1. Brenda Nelms
    I’m sending love and prayers for your loss, my heart breaks for you Mrs Mary. May God give you strength in your days ahead
  2. Melissa Thomas Hilton
    I'm gonna miss you daddy. Watch over us until we meet again. I love you forever and always. R. I. L
  3. George Burks
    RIP fallen Warrior, you have earned your reward! To Jamies family I offer my prayers and condolences. I have many memories. Jamie was a good friend.
  4. Barbara Posey
    Nena you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  5. Pamela Leeper
    Prayers for family. Mary, Sean and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Love the Leeper family
  6. Allen Dickerson
    Gonna miss you cuz
  7. John Thomason
    Rest In Peace my cousin. I will always remember the days after you came back from Vietnam, your years as "T Model" and the days when you retired. You will never be forgotten.

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