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James E Taylor
May 12, 1929 - January 31, 2020

Mr. James E. Taylor of Trumann departed this life on Friday, January 31, 2020 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 90 years, 8 months and 19 days.  Mr. Taylor was born Sunday, May 12, 1929 in Prentiss County, Mississippi to the late Claud W. and Flora Pace Taylor and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a Korean War Army veteran, a retired Insurance Agent with Farmers Insurance and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.  James was a member of the Trumann Lions Club and a past member of the Trumann City Council.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, W. E. Taylor, Clyde Taylor and Billy Joe Taylor; and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Frances Henry Taylor; two sons, James Edward “Eddie” (Kari) Taylor, Jr. of Jonesboro, AR, and Gary Henry Taylor of Trumann; one sister, Martha Riech of Baldwin, MS; one brother, John D Taylor of Golden, MS; two grandchildren, Zachary and Matthew Taylor; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 to 12:00 noon at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Trumann at 30893 Hatchie Coon Rd, Trumann, AR. A Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00 noon with Rev. Larry Loggins and Rev. Paul Hale officiating.  Committal service will follow at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye, AR at 1:30 p.m. Lasting memorials can be made to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 30893 Hatchie Coon Rd, Trumann, AR  72472.      An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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February 3, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
Hatchiecoon Rd

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Funeral Service

February 3, 2020
12:00 PM

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
Hatchiecoon Rd

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Graveside Service

February 3, 2020
01:30 PM

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery - Birdeye
3600 Highway 163
Birdeye, AR 72314

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  1. Rick Grisham, Toledo oh says

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Jame’s passing. Prayers for the family. We love you...Our thoughts are with you. Rick&Family

  2. Chris Gatz, Noblesville says

    Hello Eddie & Kari, You and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time! Regards, Chris & Kathy Gatz

  3. Janet Grisham-Mehring, Kenosha, wisc. says

    Aunt MaryFrancis, Eddy & Gary. So sorry for your loss. I know that he was loved by many and will be missed. I am sending hugs prayers and love to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Dale Pace, Sioux Falls says

    We are so sorry to hear of James' passing, Mary Frances. We will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We are in Texas right now and remember our times visiting you and James when you came down here. Love you! Terry and Dale Pace

  5. Sandra Young, Trumann, AR says

    I will miss you prayers for the family it is a great loss.

  6. William E Dudley, Jonesboro says

    Go with God James. You were a good friend and you will be missed by all who knew and loved you. Our prayers go out to the family in this time of sorry. Ed and Nancy Dudley

  7. Matthew and Misti Bufford , Olive Branch MS says

    We're so sorry to hear of your loss but at the same time rejoice in the knowledge that Brother James is with our heavenly Father. We love y'all and pray for Gods peace to be with you.

  8. Vickie Kirkland , Trumann says

    Mr. Taylor was a sweet man i will miss the hug he gave me every Sunday morning at church Mary Francis you will be in my prayers

  9. Tammy, Trumann says

    James you were so special to us kids! You were kind and caring and loved picking at us which we loved. Our prayers are with your sweet family and host of friends. I know Heaven is even brighter with your contagious smile. Jimmy and Geneva Williams and daughters, Tammy Williams McNatt and Shawna Williams Owens.

  10. Debby Watson , Bay says

    Mary Frances , Gary, Eddie and family, so very sorry to hear this. Prayers and hugs for you all. May God give you peace and comfort. Always Debby Cromwell Watson

  11. Johnnie Mitchusson, Star City says

    So sorry for the loss of such a good person. I know he will be missed....

  12. Rhonda Hollis, Brookland, Arkansas says

    For mom, Irene Rouse, and Rhonda. I know you and mom are so close. I am going to see her tomorrow and if she is stable she will call or come Monday. We are sorry for your loss .

  13. Bill Beebe, says

    Sorry Gary and Eddie and family for your loss praying

  14. Robert Bufford, Foley AL says

    So sorry to hear about Brother James. I always thought a lot of him and you and the obvious love y’all shared. Will keep you and the kids in our prayers.

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