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James Edward Taylor

James Edward Taylor

James Edward Taylor, 41 of Little Rock passed away peacefully Sunday morning December 29, 2013 surrounded by his family due to complications from Cystic Fibrosis. He was born May 24, 1972. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beth.

He is survived by his mother, Francis Bond Donald (Bill), his father Larry Taylor (Peggy), his sisters, Meg Chase (Jim) and Mimi Hugg (Jim), his stepsisters, Gretchen Wietstruck (Eric) and Maggie Hawthorne, Roslyn Donald and stepbrother Ford Donald, and his adored nieces and nephews, Jake, Meredith, and John Chase, Belen Gomez, Carly and Thomas Hugg, Abby, Maggie and Ian Wietstruck, Maggie Donald and Andrew Heibert.

James never met a stranger and loved to duck hunt and fish. His family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Lee Archer, Dr. Bob Lehmberg, Dr. Graves Hernsberger, nurse Angel Madison, and the staff at Arkansas Hospice.

A rosary will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:00pm followed by a visitation from 4:30pm until 6:00pm. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Andrews Cathedral. A private graveside service will be on Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Arkansas Hospice or Cathedral of St. Andrew. James is now reunited with his beloved yellow lab, Cache. To sign the online guest book, please visit

Condolence Book

"James, you were such a beautiful person inside and out. I was so honored to have you as a special person in my life."
Charlene Schulte | Little Rock,Arkansas |

"So glad I was able to see you Christmas Eve
and tell you that we all loved you.

Jimmy "

Jimmy Nelson | LR, AR |

"Francis and Larry words are hard to come by. So sorry for your loss of James. You are in my prayers. James is no longer suffering and watching down on each of you. Much love

Paula Pendergrass Allen | Little Rock, AR |

"Francis, Larry and Meg my prayers are with you and your families.
I hope you find some comfort in your faith, friends and memories.

Lifting you up in prayer! "

Kay Briscoe McNeil | Little Rock, AR |

"Francis, Larry, Meg, Mimi and all of the rest of the family, we are so sorry for your loss. James was a wonderful, brave person and showed us strength that we all wish for. We will always remember the happy, smiling face that greeted us whenever we saw him. Love, Bill & Maria and family."
Bill Chase | Little Rock, AR |

"May God Bless you Larry, Francis and family. Your son is forever in our hearts. Your son was an amazing person. Thank you for the friendship."
Cris Anderson | Texarkana, TX |

"Can't think of anyone's company I enjoyed more than your's. "
Jason Weatherton | Little Rock, AR |

"Thinking about the whole Taylor clan today. James will be missed...Michaela and Paul Johnson"
The Johnson Family | Little Rock, AR |

"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you this week - wish we could be there with you......Ford, Lisa and Maggie."

Donald Family | Flower Mound, TX |

"Going to miss a my friend and duck hunting partner. God Bless friends and family."
Jeff DeVazier | Stuttgart, AR |

"Larry,Peggy and all of the Taylor family. I am very sorry to hear of James passing. He fought a long and brave fight. My prayers are with you all.
Randy Davidson"

Randy Davidson | Fayetteville, AR |

"My memories of James are some of the most cherished of my life. "Tay-Bob" had a way of making light of any situation and making everyone laugh no matter what the circumstances were. James was an amazing person and a very dear friend. He will be missed but not forgotten."
John Paul Johnson | Hermitage, AR |

"Francis, Larry and Meg, I am so saddened by your loss of James. My prayers are with you and your families. May God's good grace guide you through this time. "
Elizabeth Deal Miller | Little Rock, AR |

"There are no words that can express what a special guy he was! Praying for you Frances, Larry, Mimi, and Meg! I know he is looking down and smiling!!!"
Martha and Michael Alexander | Little Rock, AR |

"Frances and Larry,

Terry and I send our prayers and sympathy to you and your families. You have a special angel watching over you.
Terry and Gingie Glover"

Virginia Robinson Glover | Rockville, MD |

"James was one of the good guys. May he rest in peace."
Steven Russell | Little Rock, AR |

"Larry and Peggy our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family now gathered to celebrate the wonderful gift that James was to you in his life and now in his everlasting presence. "
Gordon and Hal | Arlington , VA |

"Taybob will miss you dearly! Thoughts and prayers! "
Mary Coleman | Little Rock, AR |

"Francis, Larry, Meg and Mimi,

James was one of a kind and loved by all that knew him! God Bless each of you in this very difficult time. Our prayers remain with you.

Tom Owen III"

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"Frances, Larry, and Peggy-
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you! May you feel God's arms surround you in His peace and love- "

Dorris Hutson, Gail and Kimberly Douglas | Little Rock, AR |

While I didn't know James, I do know that his life made a difference. He will never know how much his life has touched others and will continue to touch others through your advisory work at UAMS and beyond. You and Peggy and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through the difficult days ahead.
Julie Moretz"

Julie Moretz | Augusta, GA |

"The Lord has received another of his special angels. James is now free of the earthly encumbrances and has eternal happiness in heaven's outdoors.
We let you go, but never forget you."

Keith de Noble | Bigelow, AR |

"We are praying for all of you at this time of great loss.
Ann and Pat Morrison"

Pat and Ann Morrison | Rogers, AR |

"Larry and Peggy, I was so sorry to hear about James. I have such fond memories of him and DU. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."
Donna Rutledge | Maumelle, AR |

"Larry, Peggy, and family; our hearts are filled with sadness for each of you upon hearing about James. We hope our thoughts, prayers, and love will help to wrap around each of you as you journey through this difficult time. We would be there if we were not out of state but send our deepest love until we return. Mary, Liz, Spencer"
Liz Lucker, Mary Machen, Spencer Lucker | Little Rock, AR |

"Larry and Peggy,so sorry to hear of your loss and we will remember your family in our prayers."
Dennis and Barbara Mills | Little Rock, AR |

"Taylor clan,
James was a fun loving kid. My memories of him go way back and was entertained by his younger antics as a little guy. Sounds like he turned out to be quite an amazing man with a huge family to surround him with love, and companionship. Prayers for closure and peace to all of you.
John, Anne and Owen"

Anne Price Heiselmann | Boise, ID |

"My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing I was not so far away."
Sarah Vestal | Petaluma, CA |

"To the family of James. My wife Kim and I were very fortunate to meet James over 11 years ago through Jimmy Nelson and Bill Leath. What a wonderful son/man he was. We are better people for having known him. We will treasure our times with him. Thanks to you all."
Blake Weiler | Fort Smith, AR |

"I was so sorry to read about James' passing. I did thousands of radiology procedures in my 40 years at UAMS. It was a pleasure taking care of James. I remember comparing our Patriot Bracelets on one of his last visits to the hospital. He had a great smile."
Mimi Payton Evans | Maumelle, AR |

"I did not have the honor of meeting James, but I wish I had. I can only imagine, knowing his father, that he was a remarkable man. Larry, I will pray that you will find a peace that will continue to grow, as you travel through this difficult time. "
Jennifer Huie | Little Rock, AR |

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Melody, Amanda, Hannah at the CF Foundation"
Melody Sugg | Little Rock, AR |

"May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you:
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace. "

Mary and Fred Peyton | Maumelle, AR |

"Larry and Meg: You truly have a wonderful family! May God Bless you at this time of separation from your loved one. Please have faith that he is at rest in the Peace of Christ where there is no longer any suffering or illness.Love will keep you strong along with the hope that in the fulness of time we will all be reunited with our loved ones in the Peace of christ."
Reginald Rogers | Little Rock, AR |

"James Taylor is one of the best people i have ever had and have the honor to know. He was and still is a blessing to everyone and touched many lives while on this earth, I know God is still using James in the spirit to continue to touch many souls. Jason Perry "
Jason M Perry | Little Rock , AR |

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