Rev. James Robert Lafferty, 63, of Bloomfield, was born Dec. 12, 1945, in Canalou, the son of Orvell and Goldie Gibson Lafferty and died Oct. 5, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was a minister of General Baptist faith. He was a 1963 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He was also a 1967 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.
Robert and Alma Louise Wills were united in marriage on Jan. 10, 1970 at Aquilla, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Goldie Lafferty of Bloomfield; two sons, Bill Lafferty of Bell City and Kip Lafferty of Aquilla; three brothers, William Lafferty of Texas, Donald and Jerry Lafferty, both of Bloomfield; a sister, Kathy Robert of Bloomfield; and four grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the chapel with Rev. Don Lafferty officiating. Burial followed at Brush Creek Cemetery near Arab.