James Summerford, 86 of Gould passed away March 19, 2021 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

He was born June 11, 1934 at Persons Bridge (Lincoln County) to the late Ben F. and Novie Robinson Summerford.

Mr. Summerford was a retired farmer, member of the First Baptist Church in Dumas and had been in the Arkansas National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Ann “Hank” Summerford; a son, Dale Howard Summerford and a sister, Ginger Calloway.

Survivors include one son, Al Summerford (Kay Triplett) of Golden, Colorado; two daughters, Lou Ann Howard (Bill) of Little Rock and Teresa S. Willard (David) of West Monroe, Louisiana; a brother, Charles Summerford (Martha) of Arkadelphia; four grandchildren, Kyle Willard (Natalie), Nancy Summerford, Ben Summerford, Sarah Summerford (Eric) and four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, March 26, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Burial will be at the Holly Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.