James Joseph Best, Jr., 88, of Horseshoe Bend, AR passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at Generations Hospice in Hammond, LA. He was married to Betty (Hester) Best who survives him. James was born in Corinth on May 12, 1922, a son of the late Elizabeth Dee (Haygood) and James Joseph Best, Sr. He is survived by: two daughters, Paula Cathey (David) Medley, of Richmond, KY, and Nancy Carol (J. E.) Butler, of Garland, TX; two sons, James Franklin (Melanie) Best, of Branson, MO, and Thomas Edward (Valerie) Best, of Shreveport, LA. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Lee Barnes. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 13, 2011, from 10:00 am until service time at 12:00 noon. Services will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Magee. Interment will be in Providence Cemetery in Smith County.