Saturday, December 12, 2015

Betty Jo James

Betty Jo James, 84, of Shady Point, OK passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Betty was born July 26, 1931 in Bokoshe, OK to John Henry & Audie (Barnes) Deaton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hampton James; her parents; grandson, John James; brothers, Lonnie, Jackie & Hartwell; sisters, Vida, Lois, Gayle, Elnor Mae & Ethel.

Survivors include her children, Beverly & Harry Killian of Shady Point, OK, Debbie & Wayne McDonald of Muldrow, OK, Janie & Kevin Sims of Shady Point, Gary James of Shady Point, Danny James of Panama, OK, Bryan & Erin James of Durant, OK; 16 grandkids, 30 great grandkids, 3 great great grandkids; sisters, Bessie Crane, Imogene Holmes, Kay Gartamaker; brother, Johnny Lee Deaton; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Tuesday, December 15, 2015 graveside at James Cemetery, Calhoun, OK with Rev. Jim Cook & Bro. Keith Williams officiating.  Interment will follow.  Pallbearers will be Scott & Michael Killian, Tim McDonald, Jason James, J.D. & Jamie Armstrong, Jimmie Hamlet.

The family will have visitation at the home beginning at 5 pm Monday at her home.

There will be no viewing at the funeral home or at the funeral per Betty Jo's request.

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