William S. “Bill” James III, 65, of Texarkana, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at his home.

Mr. James was born Oct. 8, 1947, in Texarkana. He was an employee of New York Life, former employee of Orr Chevrolet and Robbins Toyota and a member of Williams Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Justin Barnette of Little Rock; one son and daughter-in-law, Staley and Brianna James of Austin; two grandchildren, Rowan Barnette and Penley Barnette of Little Rock; one niece and nephew, Lynn Freeman and Jeff Northcutt of Texarkana; one cousin, Mary Fore of Texarkana; one special friend, Chayta Mills of Texarkana; and a number of other relatives.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Burial will be under direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.

Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane, Texarkana, TX 75503.

Online registration is at

texarkanafuneralhome.com.



Published: 10/11/2012