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James Arthur Belford

April 18, 1944 March 31, 2021
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Obituary for James Arthur Belford

James Arthur Belford, age 76, of Golconda, IL passed away March 31, 2021 at his home.

He was born April 18, 1944 to Lucian and Lillian (Hemphill) Belford in Pope County, IL. James worked as a mechanic at the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agriculture Center. He farmed over the years and did excavating work all over Pope County.

James is survived by six daughters, Tammy (Steve) Early, Jamie (Tony) Mitchell, Sherry Belford, Kerry Belford, Robbie (Rob) Welter, Bobbie (Scott T.) Bremer; two sisters, Ann Kingsley, Mary Francis Wedgewood; ten grandchildren, Stacy Collins, Daniel Wagoner, Dustin Mitchell, Braxton Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Kimberly Belford, Quintin Welter, Makenna Welter, Makayla Welter, Lillian Bremer; three great grandchildren, Halle Hackney, Anistyn Collins and Emersyn Collins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Belford and Lloyd Belford.

A private family graveside service was held on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at the Shedville Cemetery in Golconda, IL. Rev. David Faulkner conducted the service.

Memorials may be made to: Shedville Cemetery, c/o Tammy Millis, 87 Shedville Rd., Golconda, IL 62938.

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