James Edward "Bubby" McFarlin died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 19, 1945, in Cardwell to Woodrow and Nina Louise Osment McFarlin. He was a retired farmer, maintenance man and bus driver. He was an active member of the Monette Church of Christ and Monette Masonic Lodge 558.
He is preceded in death by his father, Woodrow McFarlin, brothers, Charles and Joe McFarlin, and grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Alice McFarlin of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Kristie and Joe May of Amity; mother, Louise McFarlin of Monette; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Noble Cullum of Monette; sister-in-law, Frances Hite of Hillsboro, Mo.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Betty Pendergraft of Caraway; and two granddaughters, Alex and Shana May of Amity.
A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Monette Church of Christ with Bro. Art Smith, Bro. Eddie Dunigan, Bro. Joe May and Bro. Charles Hughes officiating.
Burial with Masonic services followed at the Monette Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Kent Cullum, Jesse Hite, Robert Hite, Steve Hite, Mark Hite, Michael Hite, John Allen Pendergraft, Keith Pendergraft, Jerry Halsey, Sr., and Joel Cullen.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Monette Masonic Lodge 558, Dr. Trent Lamb, Dr. Clint Edwards, W.T. Bibb, Jenendal Bibb, Barbara Halsey, Jerry Lynn Halsey, Jr., Doyal and Kim Jones, Chris and Tiffany Barnes, Sam and Tammie Hiser,, Tom and Vicki Carroll, Dale and Tracey Haas, Bobby Shirley, Jackie Gathright, Dennis Cobb, Dennis Davis, Byron and Janie Sparkman, Noel and Pat Eggers, Blaine and Terri Higginbotham, Kevin Baldridge, Rickey Copeland, Jamie Strickland, Allen Dewitt, Homer Craig, John Stull and Bob and Marie George.
Those wishing to leave lasting memorials are asked to consider the Monette Church of Christ, the Children's Home in Paragould or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.