October 11, 2011 Louella Ann Manning James was born on February 15, 1955 to Rufus and Emma Vann in Siloam Springs, AR, although she considered Jesse Manning her father for many years. Lou went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2011. Lou was preceded in death by her mother Emma and sister Eufama Manning Ward. In 1980, Lou married John "Amos"
James. She lived most of her life in Eucha. Lou enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, loved to watch O.U. football games and play softball. She was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church. She worked as a Home Health Aide most of her life. Lou is survived by her husband Amos; 3 children: Kim Martinez and her husband Javier, Derek and Tom James, all of Eucha; 4 grandchildren: Marissa and Emma Martinez, Tayen James and Sage Black; father Rufus of Jay; 5 brothers: Harold Morris of Kansas City, KS, James, Johnny, Carl and Gary Manning, all of Chance; sister Coweta Sharp of Eucha;
numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Wake: 5PM Tuesday, October 11;
service: 1030AM Wednesday, October 12, both at Round Springs Baptist Church;
interment: Round Springs Cemetery, all in Eucha. Kennedy-Kennard Funeral &
Cremation, 918.266.2112, kennedycares.com