Billy Ray James, 77, of Dumas, passed away on July 16, 2017 at Star City.

He was a farmer and attended Assembly of God Church.

Mr. James was born on August 12, 1939 in Yell County and was the son of the late Grady and Jo Earl McTigrit James.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Edward James, and a grandson, Patrick Sullivan.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Hice James of Dumas; three sons, Ricky L. James of Dumas, Timmy R. James of Star City and Brandon James of Star City; two daughters, Terry Bates of Star City and Tracy Harris of Star City; two sisters, Frances Lane of Dumas and Wanda Williams of Dumas; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 18, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at Tyro Cemetery with Rev. Paul Pickens officiating.

Memorials may be made to Griffin Funeral Home.


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