James Rhea Elmore

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

JAMES RHEA ELMORE, a resident of Green Forest, was born Aug. 5, 1977, in Wichita Falls, Texas, a son of Tommy Lee Elmore and Maribeth (Roberts) Shelton. He died Wednesday, July 24, 2008, in Berryville, at the age of 30.

Mr. Elmore was a member of Rule Baptist Church. He graduated from Fayetteville High School. James was an outstanding football player for both Green Forest and Fayetteville High Schools.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Beth and David Shelton of Green Forest; father and step-mother, Tommy Lee and Susan Elmore of Lowell; two sisters, Buffy and husband Clint Howle of Wesley, and Phylicia Shelton and partner Trevor Studyvin of Mauriceville, Texas; three aunts, Sue and husband Rusty Butler, Jane Roberts and Louann and husband Steve Smith; one uncle, Johnny Elmore and wife Donna; paternal grandparents, Dorothy Foster, Ed and Maggie Elmore; maternal grandparents, James and Billye Sue Roberts; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Anderson of Green Forest; two nieces, Carson and Claire Howle; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Elbert Foster and one aunt, Dianne Maynard.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Nelson's Green Forest Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Nelson's Green Forest Chapel with Brother Jim Goins officiating. Interment will follow in the Rule Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations can be made to the Rule Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.