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Obituary for James Lawson Overbey Sr.

James Lawson Overbey, Sr. of Lamar, Arkansas, was born on September 12, 1944, in Clarksville, Arkansas, to Benjamin Franklin Overbey, Sr. and Mary Etta Dotson Overbey. He passed away on July 23, 2023, in Lamar, Arkansas, at the age of 78. He was a Navy Veteran of the Christian faith, a welder, and a bus driver.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Benjamin Franklin Overbey, Jr.; his sisters, Kathleen Talkington, Genevieve Hudson, Imogene Ellison, and Opal Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Velvet A. Overbey; his son, James Lawson Overbey, Jr.; his daughter, Tonya Ranae Freeman; his sister, Mary Helen Monroe; his grandchildren, Jimmy Freeman (Konya), Sydney Overbey, Joseph Freeman, and Lawson Overbey; his great-grandchild, Lynli Smith.