|Birth: ||Jul. 18, 1899|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1986|
Thursday, December 18, 1986
Former judge passes
James Guy Amos of Pocahontas, aged 87, one of Pocahontas oldest native sons, died in Randolph County Medical Center Dec. 16, after a lengthy illness.
Born July 18, 1899 in Pocahontas, he was a son of the late William and Parthena Haynes Amos of this county. He was wed in 1921 to Miss Edna Going, who preceded him in death in 1975. His second marriage was in 1977 to Ms. Jane Haltom.
A barber in Pocahontas for some 46 years, Mr. Amos started in this career at the age of 20, when he purchased a six-chair barber shop in Jonesboro. He returned to Pocahontas in 1922 and followed the barbering trade until 1942, when he was elected sheriff of Randolph County. After serving four years in that office, he returned to the barbering trade, which he followed until 1950, when he was elected Randolph County judge. At the end of his four-year tenure in that office, he became a parole officer for the State of Arkansas, and after one year in that capacity, he re-entered the barbering profession, following that trade until his retirement.
Mr. Amos was a member of First Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon, he was a Mason of 62 years, a Shriner and member of Red Cross Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
In addition to his wife, Mrs. Jane Amos of the home, he is survived by a nephew, Bill Johnson of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde (Cotton) Amos, Durell Amos, Stell Amos and a sister, Mrs. Eva Johnson.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Dec. 18 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Revs. Faron Rogers and Sherman Waters officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery under direction of McNabb's.
Pallbearers were Jim Brackett, Hughie Hightower, Joe Martin, Dud Singley, A.L. McFall and Mike McNabb. Honorary pallbearers were Mitt Bennett, Dr. W. E. and Pearl Bates.
Sept. 5, 1974
50-Year Mason Honored -
Four members of the Order of Free and Accepted Masonry were presented with pins designating a half-century of membership in the local Lodge in Masonic Hall in E. Pocahontas last Thursday evening. Honored at the service were Guy Amos of Pocahontas, Harry L. McDonald of Memphis, Joseph N. Martin of Jonesboro, and Everett Bates of Pocahontas.
Guy is my Granduncle by marriage.
William A Amos (1874 - 1909)
Parthena Clements (1880 - 1954)
Edna Ethyl Going Amos (1903 - 1975)
Jane C Wooton Haltom (1903 - 1998)
Herbert Durell Amos (1898 - 1968)*
James Guy Amos (1899 - 1986)
William Clyde Amos (1902 - 1969)**
Plot: Going Family
Created by: Shirley Goingღ
Record added: Jun 04, 2007
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