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Mr. James E. Maxwell, age 62 of Stearns, Kentucky, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at Hospice Care Plus Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky. Funeral services will be Friday at 1pm in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie King, Lenville Maxwell and Pat Fortner officiating. Burial will follow in McCreary Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-9pm at the funeral home and expressions of sympathy are suggested as contributions to Hospice Care Plus, Richmond, KY.

Born March 4, 1949, he was the son of the late Marvin Maxwell and Lora Jones Maxwell. Besides his father, he has a daughter that is deceased Susan Michelle Maxwell, three brothers, Harold, Bill and Boice Dean Maxwell and a sister Jennifer Maxwell. Surviving family include his wife Vivian Swain Maxwell whom he married June 7, 1975, two daughters Sarah Sammons (and Brent) of Richmond, Kentucky and Amanda Maxwell of Stearns, his mother Lora Jones Maxwell of Beulah Heights, two brothers Leonard Maxwell of Elkhart, Indiana, and Lenville Maxwell of Marshes Siding, three sisters Irene Strunk and Donna Maxwell both of Beulah Heights and Jackie Strunk of Stearns. Jim had one grandchild, Benjamin Sammons, who was the apple of his eye. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews and friends and other relatives who will greatly miss him.

Jim had been an assembly worker for Elk Vans. He was a sergeant in the United States Army during Vietnam, was a member of the Kinne Slave Post #115 of the American Legion and a member of the Flat Rock Baptist Church.

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God is rejoicing as Jim lives his everlasting life in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thank you Jesus for your love and care of Jim. I know Jesus will provide for his family and lift up their spirits. My prayers are with you Vivian, Sarah and Amanda. I love you all.

Tonya Barrett and family Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you.

Larry and Loretta Adkins Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM

To The Family, My prayers are for the entire family. We know your lost is heaven's gain. One day you will see him again. God Bless You All. Pastor: Paul Rife

Paul Rife Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM

Vivian, Sarah and Amanda Please accept our sincerest sympathy during this time. We pray that God will embrace you and heal you with his wonderful peace. May you find comfort in his arms and presence. Thinking of you Barb and Kendra Former Wal-Mart Co-Workers

barbara and Kendra Tyra Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM

our thought and prayers are with you

nellie j jones Mar 9 2011 12:00 AM

My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There's nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. My deepest condolences.

Lisa J. Terry Mar 9 2011 12:00 AM