Funeral services for James Willard McConnell were held at 10 a.m. today (Monday, Dec. 30, 2013) at First United Methodist Church in Minden. Officiating were Rev. James McConnell and Rev. Terry Love. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The family received friends from 9 a.m. until service time Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at the church.
Jim was born in Charleston, Arkansas, on Nov. 20, 1917 and entered into rest Dec. 27, 2013 in Minden. He grew up on a farm with three siblings, going to school and church in a horse and buggy.