December 27, 1946 – May 18, 2012 James Michael Ariola 65 of Waco, died on May 18, 2012 in Hewitt. A graveside service will be held at Philadelphia Cemetery in Gober on Saturday, May 26, 2012. A procession will leave R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. in route to the cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday morning at the funeral home.
Mr. Ariola was born on December 27, 1946 in Farmers Branch, Texas to Leonard James and Nannie Mae Tyson Ariola.
He married Judy Carolyn White on August 24, 1968. He was a member of Speegleville Baptist Church and retired as a V.A. Regional Adjudication Officer.
James and Judy had two children, Stacey Williamson and husband Mel of Hewitt and Michael Ryan Ariola of Waco.
He is survived by his children, Stacy and her husband Mel of Hewitt, and Michael Ariola and wife Lisette of Waco, granddaughter Bella Ariola of Waco; twin brother John and and wife Brenda of Lewisville, his mother Nannie Ariola from Springtown, his father-in-law Boyce White Sr.
James was preceded in death by his wife, father and one sister.