James McClain

James McClain

James Celester McClain, 19, died Monday, July 15, 2013 in Moyock, NC.  Born in Duvall County, FL, he was the son of Kimberly Leigh Midgett Arthur and his stepfather, William Arthur of 105 Marshall Court, Moyock, NC.  He was a logistics team member at Target.

He is also survived by his biological father, Ronald C. McClain of Middleburg, FL; two sisters, Samantha Rodriguez and Courtney Arthur of the residence; three brothers, Kaleb Arthur, William Arthur and Winston Reed all of the residence; grandparents, Larry and Cheryl Arthur; an aunt, Chasity Miles and husband Tim; two uncles, Sammy Midgett and wife Angie and Danny Midgett and wife Bobbie; and lots of cousins.  He was pre-deceased by his grandparents, Sam and Betty Midgett.

James’ wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Moyock Baptist Church with the Rev. Vic Ramsey officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the McClain family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.


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  1. Ronald C McClain Jr. on July 16th, 2013 2:55 pm

    I love and miss your my son, as well as your Grandmother Deloies J. McClain of Ohio and Alex Shepard,Norman,Willy and Duane Mcclain Also three Aunts Mary/Mike Flick,Janie/Anthony Amidon,Shanna A.McClain of Ohio..He aslo has two sisters Te’Arra L McClain and Me’Isha M. McClain of Ohio. We will al miss you greatly.. God Bless you and your journey of the heavens. I will see you when I get there to go fishing again.

  2. Lorie A. McClain on July 16th, 2013 3:43 pm

    James we love you so much and Haley will miss her big brother. She loved the time you came and stayed with us and we were able to get close to you. My daughters Jessica, Kristen, and Haley really enjoyed our vacation together in Daytona Beach. You were a great man and I really enjoyed our talks we had together these last couple of weeks. You were so happy to soon be with Anna and CJ and looking forward to spending your life with them. Your dad and myself make a promise to you we will watch over them for you. We love you and until we see each other again.

  3. Mary Jolliff Moore on July 16th, 2013 4:54 pm

    Dear Kim and family, I’m so sorry about your loss. You know how rough it is to lose your parents, and so do I. I’ve lost Buddy, but not my kids. I wish I could say something comforting, but please know that I pray God will keep you safe in the hollow of His hands. Love, Mary

  4. Suzanne Carter on July 17th, 2013 2:41 pm

    Kim and family…..I am sorry for your loss. Comforting thoughts and prayers for you in the coming days, weeks and months.

  5. Beverly Avery on July 17th, 2013 3:10 pm

    James you have and always be in my heart I loved you since the moment you arrived.You will be missed by so many but remembered by all who ever knew you. God give you the strength to endure the pain in your hearts. I love you Kim and praying for you and your family.

  6. Charlene Baker on July 17th, 2013 4:03 pm

    James we will forever hold you in our hearts had so many laughs and memories with you go and shine bright baby boy.

    Your stepmom
    Love you Kim
    Prayers for you and your family in this time of sorrow

  7. Mary Flick on July 17th, 2013 7:26 pm

    James was loved by many. His grandma McClain,4 uncles,3 aunts, and several cousins not mentioned here. Though I havn’t , seen him my children and I loved him very much! James you will always be with us ,LOVE and MISS you!

  8. Brandi McClain on July 17th, 2013 7:27 pm

    You may have been out of our lives for sometime now but you my dear cousin have never been out of thoughts prayers and dreams. May God hold you until we meet again. Hope that your Anna and Cj know that you loved them so so do all the rest of us McClains we stick together thru thick n thin! We love you James

  9. Dallas Hinkle on July 17th, 2013 7:44 pm

    Wow, when i first heard this i could not believe it. James even tho we only met once,I thought you were a cool dude and awesome. I cant believe this happend, your in a better place now man, R.I.P.

  10. jacqueline blair hinkle on July 17th, 2013 8:03 pm

    my dear best friend kim i luv u and im so sorry for ur lost of james he was a great loveing kid may god be with you sweatheart im so sorry. R.I.P. James.

  11. bonnie woodley palomares on July 18th, 2013 9:08 pm


  12. Kim Shiflett on July 18th, 2013 10:34 pm

    May James rest in Paradise. Our deepest condolences to Kim and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  13. Larry Carlesi on July 19th, 2013 11:25 am

    Prayers to you and your family during this time. May James rest in eternal peace and know that he has and will ever be loved. Larry, Emman and Hannah

  14. Haley McClain on July 19th, 2013 2:01 pm

    You were the best big brother I ever had. I will love you forever and will have a piece of you around my neck when daddy brings home my necklace and I promise to wear it forever. We use to swim together and jump on trampoline and watch movies and play video games together and I thank you for spending time with me. Love Haley bug

  15. Amy Reid on July 22nd, 2013 12:04 pm

    My condolences are to the family. I am so sorry for your loss..

  16. Loretta Keeley on July 22nd, 2013 10:34 pm

    Sorry for your loss. My heart & prayers go out to your family.

  17. Miles Midgette on July 24th, 2013 10:17 am

    Kim and family,

    I cannot fathom the depth of your loss. I only wish you comfort in the years ahead as you anticipate your reunion with your son in the next realm. Love you…


  18. Samantha Rodriguez on October 3rd, 2013 9:20 am

    James, hey it’s mini mexican taco :) i miss ya bud. its hard to believe u are actually gone. Hate to say i’m in school right now, but I am. Im wearing ur jacket, and it makes me miss you all the more. <3 you, bro :'(

  19. Samantha Rodriguez on October 3rd, 2013 11:30 pm

    It’s 11:20 p.m. and i’m at the kitchen table crying my eyes out. I miss you so much that whenever I think about the fact that you’re gone, I want to breakdown and go numb. It has been so hard not having you here to tell me what to do all throughout high-school. It is so scary, and it is so difficult to face the reality that my big brother isn’t gonna be there to beat up the Seniors who are picking on your little Freshman sister. God, sometimes I don’t know what to do with myself, and i’m just so tired of fighting for something that’s gonna end anyway. I remember when you told mom over a text that I was thinking about killing myself. I think that is the nicest thing you have ever done for me. If it weren’t for you, I probably would have gone LONG before you. It hurts so much to think about the fact that you aren’t gonna pull up outside in you Explorer then explode through the door, making some kind of dramatic entrance. When I cry for you, it isn’t just one, or two. It’s thousands upon thousands of tears that blur my vision and make it difficult to do anything. I’m just hoping that wherever you are, you are watching over me with a smiling face, because I am honestly doing the best I can to make you proud of me. I miss you, JC. ~ Angel Rose Night

  20. Samantha Rodriguez on October 3rd, 2013 11:44 pm

    I don’t know how much longer I can hang on. How much longer I can go without finally reaching that point of no return. I don’t know. But when I get there, you’ll know. </3

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