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James Edward Britnell
April 22, 1941 - December 26, 2020

James Edward Britnell of Trumann passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 4 days.  He was born Tuesday, April 22, 1941 in Harrisburg and lived in Trumann for the past 45 years.   He was a retired employee of Arkansas Pools and Spas and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.   He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Britnell and his father, Lloyd Britnell and his mother and step father, Ruthie (Jarrett) and John Roberts.      He is survived by two daughters, Michelle (Timothy) Wood and Kim (Roger)  Forbus both of Trumann, two brothers, David Britnell of Harrisburg, and Donald (Rhonda) Britnell of Highland; three sisters, Evelyn (James) Williams of Harrisburg, Ruby (Billy) Meacham of Collierville, TN and Freda (Roger) Brown of Harrisburg; 6 grandchildren, Magan (Jared) Walker, Lee (Zoe) Forbus, Morgan Kitchens, Hannah Wood, Heather (Chase) Exum, and Hailey Wood; and 8 great-grandchildren, Rylee Wilson, Nathan Walker, Addilyn Reeves, Casen Exum, Lyla Forbus, Isabella Mathenia, Caroline Exum and Beckett Walker.      The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Trumann.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev.  Ricky Dobbins officiating.    Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.          Pallbearers will be Lee Forbus, Jared Walker, Shawn Blanchard, David Fagan, Donald Britnell and Matthew Mathenia.      In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face masks will be required along with the signing of a COVID-19 form.       An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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December 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Central Baptist Church

Jonesboro, AR 72404

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December 29, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Calvary Baptist
305 Bell
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Demetreal Harp, Trumann, AR says

    I am so very sorry for your loss. James was a good man and will be missed by all.

  2. Johnnie Mitchusson, Star City says

    Sending condolences to the family

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