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James Lavoy Wigley

James-Wigley-1James Lavoy Wigley, age 81, of Cove, died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith. He was born on Friday, March 2, 1934 to Walter Lee and Nancy Lou Etta Kitchens Wigley in Waltrek, Arkansas.

James was a man of honesty and integrity, always trying to live his life by the Golden Rule.  He loved his family and was proud of each and every one of them.  He enjoyed the outdoors by working in his garden and on his farm.   He worked many years as a supervisor for Weyerhaeuser and Georgia Pacific for many years setting up their mills.  James was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Arlie Wigley, Virgil Wigley, Raymond Wigley, and Herbert Wigley; and one sister, Myrtle Woodard.

James is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie Wigley of Cove; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Kay Wigley of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Richard and Vickie Wigley of Cove, and Doug and Kathy Wigley of Cove; his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Don Parker of DeQueen; one sister, Marie Hudson of Waldron; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Tim Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove. Visitation will be Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

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