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Arnold Eugene James


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Arnold Eugene James, 88, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, New Mexico. Viewing will be Monday, July 17, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Jim Bignell will officiate. Interment will follow the service at General L. Douglas McBride Cemetery which will be conducted by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard. A tribute of Arnold’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On November 22, 1928, Arnold was born to Leoniel Artie James and Mary Jane (Mollie) Prentice in Electra, Texas. He honorably served in the US Army from September 11, 1952, to August 31, 1960. Arnold Eugene James and Ida James were married on August 14, 1987, in Roswell, NM. A retired rancher, Arnold worked as a fireman for 18 years at the Roswell Fire Department. Arnold owned Gene’s Backhoe Service for 10 years. He loved to hunt, fish and ride motorcycles.
Those left to cherish Arnold’s memory are his loving wife, Ida James; son, William Bradshaw and wife, Penny; granddaughter, Amy Jo Jones and husband, Morgan; grandson, Brian Bradshaw, great-grandson, Clayton Jones; nieces: Sherron James Price and husband, Johnny Price, Donna James; nephews: Gary Travis James and wife, Roxanna, Donald Eugene James, Terry James, Rodney James, Aldean James; great-nieces: Michelle Coombes and husband, Frank, Amber James, Breanna James, Dakota James, Sarah James; great-nephews: Gary Troy James and Fiancé, Courtney Porter, Kevin James; great-great-nephews: Brendan Coombes and fiancé, Amber Mackovich, Ethan Coombes, Travis James; great-great-nieces: Michaela Coombes , Acadia James; great-great-great-great-niece, Adalyn Coombes; sister-in-law’s: Sharon Chrisman, Louise Rhodes and husband, Aaron; brother-in-law, Lloyd Chrisman and wife, Jenny; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Arnold in death are his parents: Leoniel Artie James and Mary Jane (Mollie) Prentice; Clifford Lyle James, Troy Travis James, Leoniel Artie James Jr., Alfred Dean James, W. L. James, Charles Dana James, Wilbur Lee James and Dewayne James.
A reception will follow the services at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 915 W. 19th St., Roswell, NM.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Arnold by his family.

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