James Knowland Best

July 26, 1926April 6, 2015

James Knowland Best was born on July 26, 1926 in Powderly, KY and passed away on April 6, 2015 in Newton, NC and is under the care of Drum Funeral Home - Hickory.

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Jeremy Brown

June 14, 2020

I sure do miss seeing you on Facebook. I still watch the Dukes, we miss you James Best!

Debra Riddle

April 29, 2020

Our Burdens are Lightened, when we watch you on the Dukes.
You still make us laugh.
You had the God Given Ability, to do just that.
They just don't make them like you anymore.
Your Legacy Lives On.
Thank you for so many Memories.
You Are Missed.
Until the next chase...RIP James Are... The Best.

david rathburn

February 20, 2019

I remember the fun we had at turners camp , and all the things we talked about. you will be missed my friend..

crissi ryan

January 25, 2019

I named my dog Rosco after you ten years ago and call him Rosco P. Coltrane. You were a great actor and asset to the acting field. Bless you

Jamie Mayer

February 16, 2018

Sir you truly will be missed.
Your legacy will live on through the children of the world that enjoy your shows and your music.

My 6 year old boy my six-year-old daughter and my soon-to-be three year old little boy love the Dukes of Hazzard.
You will truly live on.

Thank you for all the joy you brought into my life when I was just a kid watching the Dukes of Hazzard on Friday nights.
God bless you James Best.

Jamie Mayer

john mason

November 8, 2017

james was always a top head-liner and never a caracter actor. his westerns and tv appearances were wonderful and professional as always. i never watched the duke boys because this was just a job for him and movies did him justice. he was the star always. great job james, loved you in shenadoah.

Mr. & Mrs Charles Patrick

October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017 We have miss this wonderous Guitar Player; one of the greats! We get out some of he old tv shows and just sit and listen to his guitar! He is deffinately missed but both of us!

October 2, 2017

We both have missed his guitar playing ! We will play the old tv shows just to sit and hear his guitar;


June 23, 2017

God Bless You, James Best

Shawn Anderson

April 27, 2017

I remember you with laughter. Rest in peace.