Neva Helen James was born the daughter of Elijah Honeycutt and Pearl (Rose) Honeycutt in Randolph County, Arkansas in the Ring Community on January 26, 1925, and departed this life October 18, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Bono, Arkansas, at the age of 87 years.
She was united in marriage on October 30, 1943 at the home of L.E. Mahaffey in the Ring Community to Lehman Ray James, who preceded her in death November 9, 1984.
She is survived by five children, Linda Ezell and husband, Keith, of the Ring Community, Helen Baldridge and husband, Cameron, of Bono, Arkansas, Kerry Bush and husband, John, of Wichita, Kansas, Garreth James and wife, Norenda, of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Travis James of the Ring Community; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one brother, Ben Honeycutt and wife, Joyce, of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two sisters, Mary Marriott of the Ring Community, and Ava White and husband, Charles, of Dickson, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Pearl Honeycutt; her husband, Lehman James; four brothers, N.E. Honeycutt, Berry Honeycutt, Earl Honeycutt, and Harold Honeycutt and two sisters, Dorotha Honeycutt and Viola Honeycutt.
Neva was a dedicated homemaker and an excellent cook. She enjoyed quilting and was a great seamstress. Neva was Lehman’s right-hand on their family farm and continued caring for the farm and their cattle herd seven years after his death.
She was a faithful Christian lady and member of the Church of Christ at Jeff. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and a loyal friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her and the community in which she lived.
Funeral services will be Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Saturday, October 20 from 6 to 8 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery at Ravenden, Arkansas with services under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.