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James F Tarbutton

CLEVELAND- James F. Tarbutton AGE 70 OF Cleveland, MS passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, MS.

James was born in 1948, to Grady and Artis Weaver Tarbutton in Tuscumbia, AL.

He is survived by his brother Grady, sister-in-law Lana Tarbutton of Eugene OR and nephews Ben (Portland, OR) and Mitch (Seattle, WA), and cousin Ed Bulluck (Asheville, NC). His enduring charm, sense of humor and love of family will be greatly missed.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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I worked with James at Sam's Town Casino for many years. He was always a smart, funny, kind gentleman and well-liked by everyone. I was sad when his health was going down and he left Sam's and sadder now. He will be missed.

Carol Consolantis Jul 31 2019 12:00 AM

Jay, peace be with you. May love surround his loved ones.

Deanna Ming Jul 21 2019 12:00 AM

To the Tarbutton family,
I am so sorry to read of your loss. Losing a love one in death can cause such a sting. How I long and look forward to the fulfillment of God's promise of the time when death will no longer exist. Revelation 21:4 is so comforting, for it tells us - "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I hope the memories that you share and this scripture bring you some comfort. My sincere condolences for your loss.

Caldwell family Jun 6 2019 12:00 AM

I have literally hundreds of photos I could post of "Jay;" he was a part of our family through all of the major milestones and events. I was happy to have been able to talk to him last fall and communicate and send some photo memories through mail. Jay was one of the most caring and giving people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was a diamond in the rough of the South and a source of comfort. At the end of the day, he would smile to know he left this world a little better than he found it; I think that's all any of us can hope for in life.

Bonnie Rook May 31 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:7) May the hope of a resurrection right here on a restored earth bring you comfort. (John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life) Psalm 37:11, 29) But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

My deepest sympathy

Sonia May 30 2019 12:00 AM

May he rest in peace.

Chris Balducci May 29 2019 12:00 AM

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