James Pelton

FAYETTEVILLE — James T. Pelton, age 79 of Fayetteville passed away Saturday January 18, 2014 in Fayetteville. He was born June 24, 1934 in Benton, Ark. to John R. Pelton Sr. and Muriel Couch Pelton.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. He retired from International Paper in Pine Bluff and was a member of the first Bryant High School football team in Bryant, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David Pelton.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Ima Weaver Pelton; two sons, Tommy Pelton and his wife Dabney of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Danny Pelton and his wife Janet of Fayetteville, Ark.; two brothers, John R. Pelton Jr. and his wife Frances of Benton, Ark.; Joe Pelton and his wife Carmen of Naples, Fla.; sister in law, Phyllis Pelton of Benton, Ark.; five grandchildren, Hailey Pelton Easley and her husband Seth, Laurel Pelton Davenport and her husband Corey, Colin Pelton, Daniel Pelton, Sarah Pelton; two great grandchildren, Austin Easley, William Davenport and special friends, Buddy Ritchie and his wife Donita.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Douglas Falknor officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Ark. with Reverend Fred Arnold and Reverend Belinda Pelton Price officiating. There will be a reception immediately following the graveside service at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, 10200 Hwy. 5 North, Alexander, Ark. 72002.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Fayetteville, P.O. Box 1324, Fayetteville, Ark. 72702-13224 or Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 East Longview Street, Fayetteville, Ark. 72703.

To place an online tribute visit www.mooresfuneralchapel.com