January 31, 1925 ~ June 1, 2011

Mr. James O. Maxfield passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, Farmington, at the age of 86 years and 4 months. James was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Paragould, Ark., & was the son of Hugh Maxfield and Cecil 'Tyner' Maxfield. Also preceding was a sister, Alice Mannie.

James was united in marriage to Helen Ayleen Gould on May 25, 1946. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary ! James was a US ARMY Veteran of World War II, earning two Purple Hearts and a member of Norman L. Rigdon VFW Post #5896. James was a longtime member of the Park Hills First Baptist Church; a former member of the Masonic Lodge and Owner/Operator of Jimmie's Cleaners in Park Hills for 40+ years.

Survivors Include: his wife, Helen Alyleen 'Gould' Maxfield, of Farmington; 2 Daughters: Diane (& Marvin) Reed, of Ironton; Kathy (& Randy) Donelson, of Springfield, MO. 1 Son: Jimmie Lynn (& Brenda) Maxfield, of Dolestown, PA. 2 Grandchildren: Julie (& Keith) McDowell, of Fenton, MO. & Joshua Donelson, of Springfield, MO. 2 Great-Grandchildren: Kelsey & Joel McDowell, of Fenton, MO. Also, 1 Niece, June Dexler, of Minnesota.

Visitation: Sunday, 5-8 p.m., with Memorial Service conducted by Norman L. Rigdon VFW Post #5896 @ 7:00 p.m.

Chapel Funeral : Monday, 11:00 a.m., June 6, 2011

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Evangelist Bernie Crum officiating.

Interment WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington, follows the chapel service with Patriot Guard Riders leading the funeral procession to the cemetery.

Memorials to : Paragould Children's Home
- 5515 Walcott Rd., Paragould, Ark. 72450 1.800.382.4114

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  1. I know your hearts are breaking now and you are going to miss Jim so much. He has gone on before you and is sitting in his rocking chair waiting and he has no need of reading his bible anymore for he is now visiting with Jesus. I remember all the days and nights that he was working—if you get up at midnight or sometimes later his lights were still on in the shop–only to be back on early the next morning. He worked and served not only you–his family–but all the people of this area. He will be greatly missed. And remembered with fond memories. Love and prayers, Char and T-Cal

  2. Diane, So sorry to hear of your Daddy's passing and the heartache you must be feeling. Know that we love you and that you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers! We went through SO MUCH together, all those years at Flat River Glass Peggy, David and Amy Jo Gibbons and Lisa Jones

  3. Jim was such a sweet sweet man! Always enjoyed the times I was down their and spent with Jim and Helen! He was an amazing man! My thoughts and prayers are with my family and I love you all very much!

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and throughout the coming days,that God will comfort you as only He can.

  5. Mrs. Maxfield and son Jimmie, So sorry to hear of your loss. Jimmie's Cleaners was an icon business in Flat River when I was growing up. Mr. and Mrs. Maxfield were both always so friendly and welcoming. Truly, our world has lost one of the "good guys". Please accept my condolences. Brenda Campbell Kankey

  6. Thinking of all you and missing you tremendously! Uncle James was such a kind, loving, sweet, awesome man! I am sending tons of hugs your way!! I love you all! Take care!!! Jane

  7. With many prayers and much love from the Children of Dana Berry and Grand Children of Homer and Anita Berry…Great Memories are remembered…Bless

  8. We are sorry for your loss and pray that you are comforted by the knowledge that you will see him again in heaven.

  9. My heart goes out to your family. I have very fond memories of being with Julie while we were growing up. Many of those were with her grandparents. Love Elizabeth

  10. Diane, I know nothing anyone says can take the hurt away for you right now. Just keep the thought in your heart that you are going to see him again one day, and remember that no one can take your memories away. I love ya, gal, and am praying for you.

  11. We will always remember the sweet couple behind the counter at Jimmie's Cleaners. Helen, you and Jim treated everyone like gold and that is why you are loved by so many. We are very sorry for your loss. We love you all!! Brenda and Jimmy, we love you very much and we are thinking of you.

  12. Sorry to hear of Jims passing. When I grew up in Flat River we lived actoss the street and my parents and Jim & Helen were good friendsof my parents Chili and Elaine Schultz, he was part of the neighorhood and always nice and pleasant to be around

  13. I hate it so much that I just found out about big Jim's passing today. If I woulda known, i'd been there.Would love to see all of you.Actually found out by accident, trying to find Kathy & Randy on internet, just stumbled onto obit. Of course nothing but the greatest of memories for me as a little kid coming over to the shop & running into Jimmie amongst all those clothes hanging up.Then on the rare times you'd catch Jimmie taking a break sitting down at the table, it was nice to be able to sit & talk & pick up a few words of "wisdom" from big Jim. I just loved those days.We had some times back then.So sorry he's gone, but sure he's better off cause I know breathing all those chemicals for all those years took a toll on Jim. If any of you ever get a chance zip me an email. I'd love to hear from you guy's. Helen, Jimmie, Diane & Kathy, so, so sorry. Love to you all, Butch & family

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