James D. “Jamie” Venable, of Orange, died, Jan. 3, 2009 in Orange. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Interment will be held at Gilbert Community Cemetery in Gilbert, Ark.
Visitation will be held prior to the service at 2 p.m., at the funeral home.
Jamie was born Nov. 12, 1947 in Madisonville to Hubert and Irene Venable who preceded him in death.  Jamie was a Viet Nam War veteran.  For many years he operated Jamie Venable Photography in Orange.  He was a 1995 graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology and a safety professional.  Jamie was well known in the petro-chemical industry for his professionalism and fairness.  More than one man owes his job to him.  Jamie had a huge heart and was kind and forgiving.  Those who were loved by him will forever mourn his passing.
Jamie is survived by his wife, Earlene; son, Adam; sister, Rita Hughes and husband Carl; their children,  Joel Hughes and Ashli Richards; and great-nephew, Brandon Hughes.  He is also survived by his cousin, Larry Whitley.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Carl Hughes, Joel Hughes, Larry Whitley, Kenny McKeness, Johnny Phillips, and Freddie Williford.