Walter James

Published 2:49 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2017

“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

Mr. Walter James, 75, of Bogalusa, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 22, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 7 p.m. at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, with the Rev. Freddie Deer officiating.

On Saturday, Dec. 23, there will be a military service at 9 a.m. at Bogalusa Cemetery for his honorable services in the U.S. Army.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at

Walter leaves to cherish his memories: his loving, faithful and devoted wife, Yvonne R. James; one step-daughter, Lakendra G. (Scottland) Lewis of Bogalusa; four step-sons, Darcy N. Garrett Jr., also of Bogalusa, Calvin (Donna) Rayford of Graham, Wash., Raymond and Roman Rayford of New Orleans; two sisters, Alice James Kelly of Pfugherville, Texas, and Listria James Lewis of New Orleans; three brothers, Bobbie James, Horace (Patricia) James of Franklinton, and Forace (Kathleen) James of Mt. Hermon; 13 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends; a special niece, Virginia N. Isaac of New Orleans; and a special friend, Rosalin Weary of Angie.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel James and Nertice Estella Magee James; one daughter, Darlene James; five sisters, Alicia Magee, DoLay James, Lattie Mae James, Audrey Weary and Madeline James; three brothers, Slade, Thomas and Madeline James; a father-in-law, the Rev. Clarence Robinson Sr.; a mother-in-law, Vergie Lee May Robinson; and a brother-in-law, Clarence Robinson Jr.