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James Earl Simmons Jr., age 34, passed away November 11, 2021, in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born February 11, 1987, in Bogalusa, Louisiana, to James Earl Simmons Sr. and Linda Gail Valentine.

Mr. Simmons is preceded in death by his grandmother, Susan Cameron; grandfather, James Cameron; uncle, Rick Cameron; stepfather, Charls Valentine; grandmother, Audrey Simmons and his paternal grandfather.

He is survived by his son, Taven James Simmons; father, James Earl Simmons Sr.; mother, Linda G. Valentine; brothers, Shawn McAllister, Timothy Creekmore, Jonathon McAllister; brother-in-law, Ryan Allen; sisters, Jackie Simmons, Elizabeth Simmons, Heather Peck; nephews, Ronald Arbuthnot, Sam Arbuthnot, Dakota Arbuthnot, Jacob Allen; niece, Madison Allen; aunts and uncles, Wendall Barnes and wife Nancy, Susan Russell and husband Randy; and aunt, Dicie Cole.

Memorial services for Mr. Simmons are pending. Cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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