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1934 James 2016

James Simpson

January 15, 1934 — November 28, 2016

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for James W. Simpson, 82, who passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Pastor Harry Tackett of West Alameda Church of Christ will officiate. James will be cremated according to his wishes. Viewing will be held at Ballard Funeral Home, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 9:00 to 4:00 pm.

James was born January 15, 1934 in Roswell, NM to Clifford Simpson and Bessie Mae Walker Simpson who both preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his sister Jane Powell.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of fifteen years Minnie Simpson who he loved dearly; his sons James Simpson Jr. and wife Lisa of Roberta, GA, Richard Simpson of Thailand and Danny Alford of Roswell, NM; daughter Christina Carter of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Samantha Simpson of Warner Robins, GA, Nicole Simpson of Macon, GA, Renna Alford of Roswell, NM, Caitlyn Carter and Matthew Carter of Jackson, FL. He is also survived numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

James served our country in the United States Army and Air Force. He was a faithful member of West Alameda Church of Christ. James had a big heart for animals, they were truly his best friends. He was an avid gun and knife collector and a jack of all trades. James had the biggest heart of gold. He will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Leandra Finney, Frontier Medical and the staff of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

We Will Be Together
I know you can't see me; I know you're sad
I see your tears I know you feel bad
I watch your sadness but I am there,
I am with you. I follow you everywhere,
no matter what I cannot come home.
I don't want you sad being on you own
Please try for me to live your life.
Don't worry I'll be there in your heart
I am missing you like you miss me too,
But I want you to live your life through.
We will be together again in time
Please try for me to be happy I'm fine.
Remember our happy memories with love
I'm doing okay her in Heaven above.


Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Thursday, December 1, 2016
8:00 am to 11:00 am


Ballard Funeral Home Chapel
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Thursday, December 1, 2016
11:00 am


Ballard Crematory
910 S. Main Street
Roswell, NM  88203
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