James Elmo Judkins, 92


James Elmo Judkins, 92, of Monticello, passed away Friday, March 10, 2023, at Belle View Nursing and Rehab. He was born December 26, 1930, in Drew County, to the late Norris Owen Judkins and Nettie Lee Crass Judkins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Stella Bullock Judkins; and one son, James Robert Judkins.
He was the retired owner of Judkins Machine and Welding Shop. Prior to opening the machine shop, he worked for MonArk Boat Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. After he retired, he took up woodworking and created many nice pieces for his family. Elmo was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Tommy Judkins (Bettye) of Monticello; one daughter, Brenda Chisom (Raymond) of Monticello; five grandchildren, Pam Barnett (Billy), Eric Chisom (Stephanie), James Judkins (Leslie), Daniel Judkins (Heidi) and Thomas Judkins (Madelyn); nineteen great-grandchildren, Corey, Kailey Raye, Brodey, Kaitlyn, Ethan, Lindsay, Whitney, Luke, Hezekiah, Moriah, Josiah, Judah, Micah, Boaz, Isaac, Ester, Eden, Jude, and Samuel; and four great-great-grandchildren, Hudson, Owen, Emmett, Davis and expecting one more in August.
Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2023, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dwayne Roper and Rev. James Judkins officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.