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James "Porter" Moore

August 1, 1943 — March 1, 2020

James W. Moore was born on August 1, 1943, in Urbana, AR. At an early age, he joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He worked at Anthony Forrest for over 40 years until his retirement. He did carpentering until his health began to fail.

Proceeding him in death, Essie Lee Phillips-Moore (Wife), Elisha (Beanie) Moore- Hicks (Daughter), Rev. John Acie Moore (Father), Rose Anna Henry Moore, Birdell Traylor (Sister), Florella Moore, James C. Moore ( Brother), Joe C. Moore (Brother), Johnny ( Sunny boy)Moore (Brother).

Left to cherish his precious memories, His daughter, Valerie (Shell) (Paul) Thomas of El Dorado, AR. daughter Terri (Kenneth) Blackman of El Dorado, AR, Grandchildren, Kevin Blackman of El Dorado, AR, Shakita Thomas of Portland, OR, Jamisha Blackman of El Dorado, AR, Ja’Coa Thomas of El Dorado, AR, Kandi Blackman of El Dorado, AR, Kodasha Thomas of Atlanta, GA. Great-grandchildren, Kaden Blackman of El Dorado, AR, Ken’Nedi Blackman of El Dorado, AR, Aziyah Guyton of Portland, OR, Ayanna Henderson of El Dorado, AR, Kacen Blackman of El Dorado, AR, Kailyn Blackman of El Dorado, AR, Gionni Love of El Dorado, AR, Je’Kylice Blackman of El Dorado, AR. Siblings, Charles Moore of El Dorado, AR, Richard Moore of El Dorado, AR, Willie (Dorothy) Moore of Milwaukee, WI, Jessie (Loretha)Moore of Milwaukee, WI, Rose Marie Mack of Milwaukee, WI, River (Felton) Miller of El Dorado, AR Ida Mae White of El Dorado, AR, Rosella Burns of El Dorado, AR, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss him dearly.

Public Visitation will be Thursday, March 6, 2020, at Sims Mortuary from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church interment will be at Mt. Zion Urbana Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook at

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 7, 2020

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