James Floyd Bonewits, 81

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ASH FLAT, Ark. — James Floyd Bonewits, age 81, of Ash Flat, Arkansas, died on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at the Arkansas Continued Care Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

He was born on March 23, 1939 in Sumner, the son of Spencer Bonewits and Geniveve (Fiscus) Murphy-Haines. He married Shirley Ann Houghlan on Oct. 11, 1970, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 2020.

James was a gauger and griever for Middleton Steel, formerly Inland Steel, near Hammond, Indiana. He never lost a grievance. He was also a volunteer Fire Chief for Agnos Glencoe Heart Tri-County Fire Station. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a former Lutheran Church member.

Preceding him in death were: his parents; wife; one son, Daniel Lee Bonewits; and one daughter, Cynda Lou Markanich.

Survivors include: his daughter, Dea Ann Bridegroom of Bridgeport; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Sivert-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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