James Lesley Meurer
November 20, 1942 - September 7, 2020

James Lesley Meurer, 77 of Caraway, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born November 20, 1942 in Caraway, Arkansas to Willie John and Durene Inez McIver Meurer. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include; his wife: Jeannie of the home; three sons: Lesley Meurer and Bobby Utley both of Caraway, Arkansas and Bradley Meurer (Traci) of Lake City, Arkansas; two daughters: Gayla Anderson (Jerry) of Lake City, Arkansas, and Pam Meurer (Mel) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one sister: Barbara Ann Willard of Senatobia, Mississippi; thirteen grandchildren: twenty great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by by; one daughter: Sheila Renae Meurer; one brother: Bill Meurer; one granddaughter” Emily Nicole Utley; and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers: Clayton Miller, Michael Banks, Fred Couch, Randy Couch, John Calvert, David Gamble. Graveside service will be Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Heath Hawkins officiating under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila, Arkansas. In compliance with Covid 19 guidelines, face mask or other facial coverings are required, social distancing will be observed, and signing a Covid 19 acknowledgement form will be required.

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September 10, 2020
02:00 PM

Caraway Cemetery

Caraway, AR

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  1. Tracy A. Harp, Jonesboro, AR says

    So sorry for you're loss. I will miss seeing him in the pharmacy. I pray for you all and may God give you all comfort, strength, and peach.

  2. Len Ware, Hot Springs, AR says

    Gayla, I am sorry for your loss.

  3. Melissa , Jonesboro says

    I was so saddened to hear that Mr James had lost his earthly battle to cancer but know that now he has a completely healed, perfect new body that suffers no pain and he is whole again. Some of the finest People you would ever want to meet Was James & Jeannie. My dad thought they world of them and was honored to be their pastor. They were faithful to bring those babies to church. James can now hug sweet Emmy like he use to because they have been reunited . No sickness, No more pain... My prayers for Jeannie & family and all of those that James touched their lives that knew him. Until we meet again.—

  4. Heath Hawkins, Manila says

    What a special man Brother James is. He and Jeannie were among the first to welcome my family when we returned home to Caraway, and started as pastor at New Hope. His genuine smile, encouraging words and HUGE bear hugs will be sorely missed by the this man who is so prod to be his pastor. "Have a blessed day!"

  5. Berl Michael Thomas, Jr., Maryland says

    God bless you and your family.

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