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James Nickolas Powell, age 17

James Nickolas Powell, age 17, passed away Monday, December 11, 2023 at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

James was born on April 1, 2006 in Searcy, Arkansas to Kenneth and Valine Powell. James loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, four-wheeler riding, and simply being with friends and family. James was a Junior at Prescott High School and wanted to become an arborist.

He is survived by his mother, Valine Powell (Prescott, AR), his sister Jada Powell (Prescott, AR), and two brothers Cody Powell (Prescott, AR) and Owen Powell (Prescott, AR).

He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Powell, his uncle Billy Powell, and several grandparents and great grandparents.

James will be remembered as a loving and caring person who touched many hearts. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and classmates alike.

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


  • Amanda Lindsey Posted December 21, 2023 10:49 AM

    We love you James!

  • Carolyn benson Posted December 21, 2023 10:50 AM

    My loving grandbaby. I miss you so much you ll always be with me. Love you baby

  • Dezma Posted December 21, 2023 11:23 AM

    I don’t have words for this, all I have is I miss you dearly and it hurts so bad!

  • Kim Jones Posted December 21, 2023 2:31 PM

    I’m so sad…my sweet nephew you are missed very much!!!! I love you!!!

    • Linda Miller Posted December 21, 2023 7:54 PM

      Hugs Kim!! Love you 😘 🥰❤️

  • KATIE LOVE Posted December 22, 2023 3:35 PM

    Valine , my heart hurts for you, I’m so sorry and I will keep you and all your family and friends in my always. Love ya

  • Melissa Carter Posted December 22, 2023 3:37 PM

    One of the sweetest souls with the brightest smiles!! You will always be remembered with lots of love until we meet again

  • Angie Bright Posted December 22, 2023 8:19 PM

    Valine, my heart hurts for u. U have been through so much in a short time. My prayers are with u all. I pray for God to wrap ya’ll in his arms for peace and comfort. James is definitely watching over his mama. I love u girl.

  • Shelly Jackson Jackson Posted December 22, 2023 9:51 PM

    I will love and miss you you will always be in my heart forever ❤️

  • Zack Laughard Posted January 18, 2024 10:58 PM

    Hey man. I still cant believe it’s true. I’m still texting you on Snapchat as a way to connect still. I wish we could’ve had a bonfire together or one last hangout so I could’ve really said goodbye. I love you, I know I didn’t say it much while you were here but I hope you knew that.

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