James Harold Aldridge

October 14, 1953December 30, 2012
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James Harold Aldridge, 59, of Van Buren, died Sunday, December 30, 2012 in his home. He was born October 14, 1953 in Kibler, AR to the late Jesse and Mae Aldridge. He was a retired farmer, and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia of the home; a daughter, Miranda Freeman and husband Tim of Lawton, OK; a son, Nick Aldridge and wife Theresa of Van Buren, AR; a sister, Wanda Kessler of Kibler; a brother, Johnny Aldridge and wife Luvenia of Dyer; five grandchildren, Mary, Zach, Hannah, Xavier, and Briona; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service will be held at noon Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Ron Burnett, Josh Flynn, Chris Morris, Herbert Morris, James Moore, and Larry Moore.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Cynthia Aldridge

November 29, 2013

It has been a year but it seems a lot longer. I miss you more than words can say I will be glad when we can be together again and we will. I love you for being you for all the years we were together. Thank you and love and miss you dearly until we are together again. You will always be my HERO

Cindy Posey

January 9, 2013

James was my cousin i never got to meet him but im so sorry for your loss
you are in my Heart and Prayers, Cindy (Foster ) Posey

Cynthia Aldridge

January 7, 2013

I love u baby and ur my hero always

Tony Benac

January 6, 2013

My condolences to all of James's family. I am Tony Lee Benac, son of former Beulah Phillips (Aldridge). I remember James from going to visit and growing up very young with Wanda and her family, I miss everyone so much. MY email is an I currently live in Jacksonville, FL. I would like to visit everyone the next time I am back home. Stay in touch. All my love to you!

jared coody

January 6, 2013

Sorry I wasnt as close as we were when I was a little kid but that doesnt take away the fact that your my uncle and I will miss you dearly. I love you big guy. Your nephew jared and family

Jared Coody

January 6, 2013

Im sorry for your loss. I know it weighs heavy on every one of his family members hearts including mine that he passed away but he is looking down on us counting the days down till hes with us again. I love you big guy. Your nephew Jared and family

Linda Gill

January 4, 2013

Cynthia, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear "James". Please know you and your family are in my prayers. I love you and think of you often. May God Bless and keep you close to His heart today and always. Your Whirlpool PDC Office Buddy

Nick, Theresa, Mary, Zach, Hannah Aldridge

January 3, 2013

Papa James we love u much n miss u more

Miranda Freeman

January 3, 2013

Thank u all, my daddy was a good man and a good dad. He will be dearly missed.

Dalton Coody

January 3, 2013

Cindy and family I am deeply sorry for your loss. James was a great father, son, brother, and uncle. He will always be remembered by that big smile he had all the time. He was always the quiet giant to me growing up. My heart goes out to you and yours. I will cherish every memory I had of him and want to send my thoughts and prayers to you and yours.