James Homer Mayhan

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James Homer Mayhan, 46, of Little Rock, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Little Rock with his wife, Suzanne Mayhan. James was born in Sherwood, to James Edward and Barbara Tanner Mayhan on September 21, 1970, as the youngest of three children. He graduated from Central Arkansas Christian Schools in North Little Rock in 1989. He graduated from UALR with a Bachelor's Degree in computer science in 2010. He owned his own computer security business for seven years. He married Suzanne Sawyer Smith on June 7, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a member of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock, was an Eagle Scout, was an active parliamentarian, was involved in toastmasters, and was the president of the neighborhood Homeowners Association. He is remembered fondly for his love of ballroom dancing, seersucker suits, and beagles. James is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Jean Hughes; his parents, James and Barbara Mayhan; and his grandparents, Homer and Leona Tanner and Chris and Nettie Mayhan. James is survived by his step-children, Melissa (Kendall) Schenkel of Pueblo West, Colorado and William Kimball of Stuttgart, Germany; his sister, Debra (Mark) Blasco of Waconda, Illinois; his niece Terri, his niece, Jodie (Berto) Rayes and their children, Alex, Gabi and Steven, his nephew Mike, his nephew Matt and his daughter Layla, all of Waconda, Illinois. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs with Father Danny Schieffler officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in James' name be made to the National Park College Foundation, 101 College Drive, Hot Springs, Ark. 71913. Guest registry is at

Published April 19, 2017