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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
James Ledbetter

James Allen Ledbetter

Monday, January 27th, 1958 - Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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James Allen Ledbetter 61, of Fort Smith passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in his home. He was a used car dealer in Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris LaVerne Ledbetter; a son James Allen Ledbetter, Jr.; his parents William and Katherine Ledbetter; several brother and sisters.

Funeral services will be 10AM, Friday March 29, 2019 graveside at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by one daughter Amy Ramirez and husband Alex and Kattie Chavarria all of Fort Smith; one son Rodney Ledbetter and wife Tabitha of Van Buren; two sisters Brenda Robison of Muldrow and Lucy Stites of Kibler; four brothers Arthur Ledbetter of Virginia; Danny and Roger Ledbetter both of Fort Smith and Michael Lewis of Camden; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

Family will visit with relatives and friends Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Ocker Funeral Home 700 Jefferson Street Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Ledbetter, Alex Ramirez, Jacob Ledbetter, Noah Ledbetter, Kyle McCarty and Bryan Stites.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will visit with friends Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Ocker Memorial Chapel of Van Buren, 700 Jefferson St., Van Buren, AR.
  • Service

    Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, March 29th, 2019 10:00am
    Hall Cemetery Arbor
    Highway 59 North
    Natural Dam, Arkansas, AR 72948
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Tom Lawson
  • Interment

    Hall Cemetery
    NATURAL DAM, AR 72948


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Dee Rich

Posted at 01:22pm
While there are no words or actions that will take away your pain, we hope you are surrounded by much love and support at this difficult time. Know that God cares about your grief and tears (Psalms 56:8). May the light from God's Word be a guide and comfort through the darkness of your loss (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

Harry Keller

Posted at 07:26pm
My condolences to the Ledbetter families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear James. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

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