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James Edward Upton

Mr. James Edward Upton, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 in Mena. He was born on May 18, 1951 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to the late Luther and Lucille (Craft) Upton.

James was united in marriage to Lorraina (Taylor) Upton for twenty-three years. James enjoyed fishing and driving around. He loved his family and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraina Upton; son, James RonDale and wife Kelsey of Mena; daughters, April Upton of Okmulgee, Autumn Shepardson of Okmulgee, and Kimberlina Upton of Mena; several grandchildren; brother, Roger Upton of Henryetta, OK, and Joanna Thompson of Beggs, OK; stepson, Nathan Fanning and wife Tina of Mena; and stepdaughter, Charity Stewart and husband Michael of Henryetta, OK.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. No services are scheduled at this time.

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