Jim was born on Aug. 19, 1946, and from that moment on, very much a free spirit. Not a dull moment was experienced during his time on this earth. He lived in the moment, and took joy in many interests until his departure from this life on Nov. 25, 2012.
Jim was a headstrong and driven man. His love of racing cars was the driving force behind the opening of his machine shop, where he exhibited a talent for building high-performance engines for himself and others.
Jim also enjoyed hunting of all kinds, particularly the annual trips he took with his buddies to Colorado. Fishing was another of his loves, along with simple pleasures in his life, such as frying turkeys at the holidays, or cooking for a group of friends at the shop.
In his early years, Jim was a butcher for Tom Thumb. It was there that he met Lanna, his good friend for many years, who became his wife nine years ago.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Judy and Gary Gragg, Janice and Curtis Vaughn; a stepdaughter, Kristi James; two grandsons, Dillon Vaughn and Bishop Gragg; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Roy Couch; a niece and nephew and their spouses, Denise and K.C. Gabbert and Casey and Crista Couch; great nieces Kandyce Tull and Brittany Couch; great nephew Cooper Couch.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Jim F. Loden, Sr., his mother, Bonnie McLaughlin Loden Holloway and her husband, Roy Holloway.
Jim was truly a unique individual, his life mirroring this individuality. His life was lived fully, surrounded by his family and a diverse group of friends. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 that 10 a.m at New Hope Funeral Home , US 80 in Sunnyvale, Tx , followed by services at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park inAthens at 3 p.m.
Robert James ‘Bob’ Grand-Lienard, Jr.
Robert James “Bob” Grand-Lienard, Jr., 83, of Murchison, passed away May 19, 2013. He was born March 9, 1930 in Boston, Mass., to Dr. Robert James Sr., and Edna (May) Grand-Lienard.
Frances S. Wilcox
Athens – Graveside Services for Frances Wilcox, 77, of Brownsboro are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Carroll Springs Cemetery near Athens, with the Rev. Terry Thomison officiating.
Mrs. Wilcox went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Chandler.
Linda J. Jones
February 11, 1945 – May 20, 2013
Linda J. Jones, 68, of Hewitt, Texas, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Malakoff Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Marshall officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Boulevard, Waco.
Wilma Cunningham Reaves
Wilma Cunningham Reaves of Mena, Ark. passed away on May 8 at Mena Regional Hospital after a short illness. She was 94 years-old. Wilma was born on May 13, 1918 in Macon County, Mo. to Paul and Bertha Cunningham.
Velma Kensey Keeton
Services for Velma Keeton, 94, Mesquite, formerly of Athens are scheduled for 12 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev.
Lonnie K. Allen
Memorial services for Lonnie K. Allen, 69, Malakoff, are scheduled for 10 am, Thursday, May 23 at Malakoff Cemetery with Lynette Soloman officiating.
Glenda Sue Crowell
Services for Glenda Sue Crowell, 61, of Athens, are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday May 18, 2013 at Eubank Chapel with the Rev. Don Rogers officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.
Mary Elizabeth Carter
Services for Mary Elizabeth Carter of Mabank will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Dan Carter and Bob Patterson officiating. Interment to follow the service at Chinquapin Cemetery.
Danny John Stowell, Jr.
Danny John Stowell, Jr. (DJ) of Winfield, Kans. passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 near Newkirk, Okla. He was born July 22, 1983 in Winfield, Kans. He graduated from Winfield High School in 2001, and was employed with Creekstone Farms in Arkansas City, Kans.
ATHENS-Graveside services and interment for Sue Adams, 87, Athens, are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday at Athens Cemetery with the Rev. Mary Henderson officiating. Services are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
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