STAR CITY— Louise Mitchell James, age 78, of Star City passed away Wednesday, June 19 at JRMC in Pine Bluff. She was born January 15, 1935 to the late Thomas Earnest Mitchell and Ruby Amanda Woodward Mitchell.
She was a retired school teacher having taught in Glendale, Corning, Biggers-Reyno and Hico, LA school systems before retiring as a university professor at LA Tech University in Ruston, La. Louise had a love for gardening and was a member of the Star City Garden Club and Les Aimites. She has been a member of Florence Baptist Church for many years but presently attended the First Baptist Church of Star City. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dwaine James; two brothers, Pete Mitchell and Pat Mitchell and one sister, Helen Bates.
Survivors include two sisters, Ella (Myrt) Myrick of Dumas and Gladys Youngblood of Monticello; a special niece, Denise McClain & daughter, Chloe; a host of other nieces and nephews; a special caregiver, Tena Stinson and a special friend, Hailey.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200-210 West Wiley, Star City, Ark. 71667 or Florence Baptist Church, c/o Jake Lindsey, 132 Dot Lane, Monticello, Ark. 71655. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.