Willard F. James, 103, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Monday, April 28, 2008, at Parkland Community Hospital in Farmington.
Born Jan. 26, 1905, in Clarkton, Mo., son of the late Charles Edgar and Eda May James, he was the County Agricultural Extension Agent for Butler County and Pemiscot County and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. He was a member of the Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow, the Pemiscot County Historical Society, Area Agency on Agency RSVP, and he served on the Silver Haired Legislature.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Null and husband, George; two sons, Curtis Allen James and wife, Patricia and Marshall Edward James and wife, Linda; six grandchildren, Rebecca Latta, David Null, John James, Ann Goad, Amanda Worthington and Joanne Mabrey; 10 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Phoebe Marsh James; one son, David Willard James; two brothers, Harold and Curtis James and two sisters, Marian Douglass and Verna James Kearney.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10, at the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Paul Currie officiating.
Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.
H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.