James S. Burwell, 97, of Booneville, passed from this life July 26, 2017 in Booneville. He was born Dec. 21, 1919 in Flues, Colo.

He was a member of the Heritage Addition Church of Christ and the Masons in Booneville. He worked as a flight instructor during World War II preparing pilots for battle and was the Health Inspector for Hayes County in San Marcos, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel C. and Martha J. (Ingham) Burwell; his first wife Susie Burwell and his second wife Morene Lowder; one brother; three sisters; one step-brother and one step-sister.

Survivors are his current wife of 17 years, Olene (Bates) Burwell; one stepson, Larry Lowder and wife, Juanita of Booneville; one stepdaughter; two step-granddaughters; one step-grandson; numerous nieces nephews andother family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held at the Heritage Addition Church of Christ in Booneville on Friday, July 28, at 2 p.m. with burial at Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Bob Ward, Joe Fisher, Tommy Dacus, Rick Scott, Richard Boersma, Shawn Bledsaw, Rick Libby and James Libby.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Addition Church of Christ 1064 West Main Booneville, AR 72927.