James W. Abbott   

Personal Data:
Item Date Place/Description
Birth 1 JUL 1938
Death 31 Jan 2009 Hot Springs, AR.
Burial Reed Cemetery, Story, AR.

Personal Note:
Note Number Note Text
1 STORY James (JW) Abbott, 70 years old, of Story, Ark., passed away on Jan. 31, 2009, at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs, Ark.

He was retired from Ouachita Job Corps, where he was employed for 28 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. (Reed) Abbott and Callie Abbott; and in-laws, Buford and Beula Nichols; also one brother and sister-in-law Steve (Bill) and Linda Abbott.

Survivors: wife of 48 years, Shirley Nichols Abbott; one son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Ann Abbott; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Tim Davis and Crystal and Dustin Richardson; four grandsons, Chad and Kristi Davis, Brad Davis, Dylan Richardson and Tyler Richardson; one granddaughter, Destiny Richardson; four step-granddaughters, Britany Richardson, Amber, Esther and Ingrid; and also three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donnie and Donna Abbott, Danny and Jamie Abbott, Ronnie and Cindy Abbott; three sisters, Ina and Bill Ratliff, Nina and Roger Breshears, Linda and A.W. Godwin; a host of nieces and family and friends.

A very dear couple of friends he considered as brothers, Mr. Robert Pleasants and his wife, Willie Mae, also Mr. Norman Norton and his wife, Dianne.

Visitation will be today 6-8 p.m., at Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida, Ark.

Services will be Thursday, Jan 5, 2009 (Should be Feb 5, 2009), at the Muddy Creek Church in Story, Ark., with Brothers Ronnie Noles, Roger Smith, Danny Tillery and Tommy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Reed Cemetery under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida, Ark.

Pallbearers: Norman Norton, Ray Collette, Junior Gossett, Franklin Chancellor, James Lambert, G.W. Johnson and Paul Emmet.

Honorary pallbearers: Frank and Polly Hite, Grady and Sue Williams, Chuck and Mary Pritchard, Helen McKay, Dr. John Westwood, Dr. Reddy, Dr. Johnson and staff of St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center and past employees of Job Corps.


Shirley Mae Nichols   

Event/Description Date Place/Status
Marriage 3 Jun 1960  
Son: James Kyle Abbott  Born: 27 Aug 1961
Daughter: Carla Mae Abbott  Born: 30 JUL 1963
Daughter: Crystal Dawn Abbott  Born: 14 Oct 1977