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Jewell Lavon (Whitehead) James
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Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Jewell Lavon (Whitehead) James was born August 16, 1936, to Arthur Whitehead and Elsie (Glenn) Whitehead in rural Capron, Oklahoma, and passed away on January 19, 2023, in her home at the age of 86.

She attended Driftwood Public School through the eighth grade and then attended Burlington Public School, graduating in 1955. She married Frank James in 1961 and they had three children.

Jewell was a member of First Christian Church in Cherokee for close to 70 years.

She was a hard worker and a great role model for her children and loved getting to see her grandchild and great-grandchildren grow up. She loved spending time with her family. Jewell loved reading her Bible, going on trips, and watching movies.

She is survived by her three children, one granddaughter and husband, and two great-grandchildren, as well as numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Services for Jewell will be Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Cherokee First Christian Church. Burial will be at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. Online condolences may be made at http://www.lanmanmemorials.com.

Memorial contributions can be given to First Christian Church in Cherokee through the funeral home.

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