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

Palmer "Alvin" James
December 11, 1946 - March 22, 2024

Palmer "Alvin" James

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Palmer ''Alvin'' James known as Alvin, age 77 of Monticello, AR sadly left us on Friday, March 22, 2024, at The Woods Nursing Home in Monticello, AR. He was born on December 11, 1946 in Monticello, AR to the late Blackwell James and Audrey Haynes James. He was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church in Monticello, AR.
He was retired from Willbros Pipeline Company in Houston, TX after 30 years as a Welding Superintendent who loved his job. He was known by his employees as A.J. Work took him all over the United States and to other countries. Throughout his traveling, he made many life-long friends.
Alvin's hobbies in his younger years included calf roping, but later in life he transformed his hobbies to be involved and included in his two children, Shawn and Cody lives. His love for animals led him into many livestock endeavors including a cattle business. He was able to live a dream of being a professional tie-down roper; what a dream Cody, his son made it for him. He was proud of him and all his accomplishments. His daughter, Shawn, was only a call or text away. They loved to spend time together on the back porch, it never mattered how many times she heard the same story, she always loved hearing it again. Alvin enjoyed spending time in his shop, where he proudly displayed all his collections of memorabilia on all four walls. In his shop with lots of hard work he restored a 1970 Dodge pick-up truck that was previously owned and operated by his dad (known as salty). Throughout this endeavor he had a personal sharing for keeping certain moments alive in memory of his dad and referred to Matthew 5:13.
Throughout his life he was a loving husband, dad and papaw. Alvin lived his life following the values instilled in him of faith, honesty, hard work and fair treatment to all. He was a great friend to all who had the honor to have known him. His dedication and love to his family was without measure. He always reminded his two children that the kitchen door doesn't revolve, running the heat is costly and wages of a welder is sinfully low.
Alvin met the love of his life Irma and married her and they were married for 57 years. He was dearly loved by his family and friends far and near and will be greatly missed.
In 1967 he enlisted in the Army National Guard and was assigned to the 1122nd Transportation Unit in Monticello, AR. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Cunningham.
Survivors include wife, Irma Lasiter James of Monticello, AR; daughter, Shawn James Harrison and spouse Bobby of White Hall, AR; son, Cody Alvin James and wife Layne of Monticello, AR; five grandchildren, Anna, Gracie, Bobby, Jr., Knox and Amri and six great-grandchildren; Rebekah, Raven, Bo, Harry, Andrew and Boston.
Funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Frazer's Funeral Home. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church; 1032 Old Warren Rd; Monticello, AR 71655; https://secondbaptistmonticello.com.

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Funeral Service
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
4:30 p.m.
Frazer Funeral Home
305 S. Main St.
Warren, AR  71671
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Union Ridge Cemetery
Midway Rt Rd
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Esther Burton
    Irma, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.
  2. Carole Johns Rushing
    Dear Irma and family, I am so sorry to read of Alvin's passing, Although I have not seen you in
    far too long, I still love you dearly. Bill and I always thought Alvin was one of a kind and loved
    him dearly.
    From experience I can tell you this will be a most difficult period in your life. I will pray daily
    that the Lord will give you the strength you will need to get you through each day. Only our
    blessed Savior can give you the strength , the peace and comfort that you will need. Please
    know that I will pray for the Lord to bless you daily and that I will think of you often throughout
    the day. Again, I love you dearly and I am so sorry to read this. Carole
  3. Denise Frost
    Irma and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Alvin, I haven't seen him in a long time but I never realized how much he looks like Mr. Salty....Please know you and all your family are in my prayers.
  4. Mike Stewart
    So sad to hear of Alvin,s passing. He was a great friend!
  5. Larry & Gail Hammil
    Irma, We are so sorry for your loss. Have not seen y'all in years but have never forgotten you. Prayers for comfort and peace during this hard time in your life. May GOD be with you.
  6. Robin Davis Johnson
    Irma, Shawn and Cody,
    God has truly gotten a great man in heaven. He always was there with a helping hand and kind words. Much love and prayers for you all.

    Robin Johnson, Mandy and Katie
  7. Edra Young
    Irma so sorry to read of Alvin’s death. Our son Michael and daughter Christy rodeoed with Alvin, Cody and Shanna barrel racing and calf roping. Those were great times in our life. I enjoyed working with you when I would have to work the unit in Drew County. Our prayers are with you and your family
  8. Jane Jo Summerford
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you to have the inner strength you will need in dealing with his parting from this world.
  9. Kay Worbington
    Dear Family, My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your great loss. Alvin was one of the good guys for sure, and I am thankful to have known him! My memories go back to the late 60s & 70s when Irma & Alvin, Jody & Billy and Kenny & I always had lots of fun. Irma & Alvin married befor we did; we would go to their house on N. Main and have supper. I admired Irma for being such a good cook; I could not cook. I remember her good gravy. We 3 couples all had Broncos and had some crazy adventures in them. I know Alvin is at peace now. My prayers are with you all as you adjust your lives without your loved one. You have my sympathy at this sad time. Love, Kay
  10. Melanie Bradford
    Ms Irma, it broke my heart to hear of Mr Alvin’s passing. I’m so sorry. Prayers for you and the family .
  11. Kent Davis
    Alvin and I have been Friends since I was 12 yrs old, He was a good man. I’m Sorry Prayers
  12. Mary Doss Lasiter
    Irma and family I am so very sorry to read of your great loss. James and I were married 57 years also. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
  13. JERRY & Sara Jordan
    Alvin was a good friend and classmate of my 1965 MHS High Shool Class.
    Prayers for his family.
  14. Butch and Judy Selig
    To Alvin’s family:
    We remember Alvin as a very nice and gentle person. Our class of 1965 was blessed to have him as a classmate. We send our sincere condolences to you all. Butch and Judy
  15. LINDA D. Barnett
    Irma, iti's Sunday morning & I just learned of Alvin's death. RIGHT NOW i have the stomach bug, You don't need it l. praying I will be much better by Tuesday & I will be at the funeral. In the meantime I will be praying for all of you. Love, Lindak
  16. Kent Davis
    Alvin and I were long time friends, I’m sorry Prayers
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