James McKeown, 78, of Star City, died August 18, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 2, 1935 in New York and was the late James and Mary McKeown. He was a Baptist and a self-employed carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Weatherford McKeown of Star City; two sons, David McKeown of Memphis, Tennessee and Kelly McKeown of Star City; four stepsons, Larry Newman and Joe Newman, both of Star City, Alan Newman of White Hall and Dennis Newman of Farmington; a daughter, Wendy McKeown of New York; two stepdaughters, Jannette McKinnon of Springdale and Denese Voss of Little Rock; two brothers, Gayle McKeown and Rickey McKeown, both of New York; three sisters, Ann Grant of New York, Jane McKeown and Pam O’Neal, both of Florida; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held August 23 at 11 a.m. at the Cornerville Community Center. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Services of Star City.