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James "Buddy" Edward James
October 3, 1949 - July 15, 2021

James Edward "Buddy" James, age 71, of McGehee, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Central Arkansas Veteran's Hospital. He is the son of the late Joe James and Mildred Willene McBride James. Buddy was a hardworking man who loved music, people, and God. He was a Navy Veteran and a carpenter, concrete finisher, and jack of all trades. He was the husband of Francis James and a member of Full Gospel Church.

Buddy is preceded in death by his parents; wife; one stepson, John Lowery; one sister Jolene Lee; one brother Wesley James; and one grandchild, Remington Suber.

Buddy is survived by his children, Bryan James of McGehee, Tanya Roberts of White Hall, Joseph James, Kim James both of Monticello, Buddy Wayne James of Portland, Brent James of Wisconsin and Anthony Lowery of Hamburg; one brother, Bruce Anthony James of Warren; one sister Linda Allen of Monticello; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, July 19, 2021, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel, with military honors. Rev. Brandon Medders will officiate.

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