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James E. Overton, age 68

James E. Overton, age 68, of Beebe, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 15, 2023. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 31, 1954 to the late Bernest Overton and Lorene Carpenter-Overton.

James loved spending time with his family. He was a great encourager and liked to tease and poke fun, but it was always out of love. In his free time, he enjoyed playing the guitar and watching the Razorbacks play. James loved the Lord and was very proud of his faith. He was a licensed minister and ordained deacon. He attended Crosspoint Ministries Church in Beebe, Arkansas. James worked at the Arkansas State Crime Lab for many years, and he was a licensed funeral director for a very long time.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his sister Marcia Jean Cheatham.

He leaves behind his brother Boyd Overton; cousin Bo Hines; and many more beloved friends and extended family.

A family hosted memorial service will be held in James’s honor on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 3:00pm at Crosspoint Ministries Church; 805 Hwy 64 W, Beebe, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Trish Scroggins Posted September 19, 2023 3:10 AM

    You always had something nice to say. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

  • Bobby Spradlin Posted September 19, 2023 9:42 AM

    James u will be missed

  • Johnny Spradling Posted September 19, 2023 11:07 AM

    James was a good guy he will be missed! Praying for the family!🙏🏻

  • Edward Cunningham Posted September 19, 2023 3:30 PM

    James was a great guy, and a good friend. RIP James.

  • Ronald L Smith Posted September 19, 2023 3:43 PM

    My sincerest condolences to Boyd and the entire Overton family. I grew up with James in Rose City and through the years I would run into him and he was always the same nice, polite and a pleasure to be around. My you RIP James and I’ll reunite with you in Heaven when I am called Home.

    Ron Smith

    • Shari Vaughn Posted September 20, 2023 10:51 AM

      You will be greatly missed by many. You were always so kind to me and everone you met. Rest in peace James. Praying for your family and loved ones.

  • Kathy Burris Posted September 19, 2023 10:38 PM

    You will never be forgotten friend, you will always be loved and thought of..

  • Lisa Goodman Posted September 20, 2023 2:50 AM

    I miss you so so much, Uncle! Your Mudfinhead, Lisa-Bo-Bisa and Lisa Bochelle will always love and miss you and hug my mom for me!

  • Donna Hughey Posted September 21, 2023 2:06 AM

    James was my prayer warrior.

  • randy sharpe Posted September 21, 2023 2:27 PM

    Rest in peace Weasel. Such a good guy.

  • Jo Ann Hughey Posted September 22, 2023 5:25 AM

    James was a good man. Always a friendly Christian person

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