James A. Robinett

The Southern Democrat,
29 Apr 1929

James A. Robinett Dead

After a prolonged illness of more than a year James A. Robinett died at the home of his son-in-law, J.M. Wilder, at Locust Fork, last Thursday morning. Mr. Robinett had a stroke of paralysis a little more than a year ago from which he rallied but did not recover. On April 15th another stroke rendered him absolutely helpless and speechless. He lingered for a week and then passed to his reward. Mr. Robinett was 77 years of age and since early manhood had been a member of the Primitive Baptist church. Uncle Jim, as his friends affectionately called him, was a leader in his community and was often referred to as the "Peacemaker." He loved peace, and with his cheerful disposition, was usually successful in reconciling neighbors when they could not agree among themselves. He was well known over the county and had a host of friends who were pained to learn of his death. The deceased is survived by his widow, four sons, W.J. Robinett, of Locust Fork; J.C. Robinett, of Tarrant; G.L. Robinett, of Oneonta and J.O. Robinett, of Birmingham, four daughters, Mrs. J.M. Wilder of Locust Fork; Mrs. T.H. Patterson of Sherman, Texas; Mrs. I.R. Killough, of Pinson and Mrs. M.B. Gipson, of Oneonta. He is also survived by two brothers, G.W. Robinett, of Birmingham, and S.J. Robinett, of El Dorado, Ark., and one sister, Mrs. R.E. Huey, of Mansfield, Tex. The funeral services were held at Pine Bluff church, near his home, and were conducted by Rev. W.F. Tidwell, assisted by Revs. Bealle, Fendley, Williams and Tidwell.