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1973 James 2023

James E Petty

March 6, 1973 — September 5, 2023


James E. Petty, age 50, of Delight, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at his home in Delight.  He was born March 6, 1973 in Newport, Arkansas the son of the late James Lee Petty and Shirley Faye Whitten Petty.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents Edward Whitten, Faydra Whitten, Charles Petty, and Lois Petty.

Jim was selfless person, he would do anything for anyone before himself.  He would help anyone in need.  He loved being outdoors arrowhead hunting, fishing, hunting, having a good time, and drinking beer.  But most importantly he loved his family especially his grandkids.

Survivors include his daughter Sierra Petty of Hope, AR; two grandchildren Skye and Tynlee both of Hope, AR; one sister Kimberley Cowart and husband Marc of Kirby, AR; three nephews J.C. Doss and wife Jamie, Sidney Doss, and Conner McDaniel; two great nephews Johnny Doss and J.L. Doss, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 10, at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 11, at Bowen Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Harris, Brandon Harris, Patrick Belt, Larry Joe Nolen, Bub Nolen, Chuck Brantley.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, September 10, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Latimer Funeral Home - Murfreesboro

, Murfreesboro, AR 71958

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Graveside Service

Monday, September 11, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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