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James LeRoy Atkins

James-Atkins-1James LeRoy Atkins, age 58, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Mena Regional Health System.  He was born on Sunday, July 7, 1957 to Albert Carl and Arnetha Cole Atkins in Oroville, California.

James had his outlook on life and saw people for who they were.  He was a great guitar player and really enjoyed making music.  Some of his country music heroes were Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and many more.  James loved his family and spending time with them.  He and his wife, Terrie, always wanted to retire to a cabin in the woods.  James was a loving husband, son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded him in death by his father and his brother, Max Atkins.

James is survived by his wife, Terrie Atkins of Mena; his mother, Arnetha Atkins of Ozark; son, Kenneth Siler of Mena; three daughters, Amy Winger of Mena, Jamie Moore of California, and Arletta Barcenas of Celina, Texas; one brother, Andy Atkins of Vian, Oklahoma; four sisters, Fay Wilhite of Chula, Arkansas, Carlene Canada of Lubbock, Texas, Sharon Wright of Bedford, Oregon and Rena Haynes of Texarkana, Arkansas; his grandchildren, Alex Tabor, Cameron Tabor, Christian Siler, Latonia, Heidi Siler, Michelle Barcenas and Lorenzo Barcenas; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pinecrest Memorial Garden under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.  No visitation is planned.

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  1. Such a wonderful man and a true friend. You will be missed a great deal. Pease keep you eyes upon Jr now that you are with him. You’re loved by many a friends,and family too.

  2. Jim was a fine man. Kenneth loved coming playing music and listening to old country. Our hearts and prayers are with you Terrie. Let us know if you need anything.

    Kenneth and Sherri Clement

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