Hasseltine James

Hasseltine James

Hasseltine Sawyer James, 93, of 1617 Ulster Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, June 24, 2013 at Kindred Care.  A native of Camden County, she was the daughter of the late Howard Toxey Sawyer and Penelope “Neppie” Holmes Sawyer and the widow of Selvie Harley James.  She was a homemaker and a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons; Selvie K. James of Creswell, NC, Scott H. James and wife Ruth of Plymouth, NC, and Roy H. James and wife Joyce of Columbia, NC; a sister, Janie Forehand of Elizabeth City, NC; a daughter-in-law, Terry C. Cherry of Columbia, NC; and a son-in-law, Joe Proctor of Hertford, NC; eleven grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Ann Elizabeth James Proctor, a son, Carlton S. James, and a brother, Thurman Sawyer.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. David Turner officiating.  Entombment will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the James family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Bess Ward

    Selvie,Scott & Roy & Family,

    I’m sorry to read about your Mom just now…I know it’s very hard to let go after so long ..

    I was in class with Carlton,and sorry he passed at such a young age.. he was very very nice like all of ya’ll are .

    My thought’s and prayer’s are with all of you now..


    Bessie Reid Ward

  2. Tina Paul

    To the sons of Mrs James…. I never knew her, other than that she and her husband came in to my employer, to have their taxes done, and I always thought she was a very special lady.When they came in to the office, so pleasant and kind, every time….

    The connection to your family is through Eddie Paul, my husband, dec. 6/19/2009. Eddie always felt he was a good friend to Roy, all of us living in different parts of Weeksville, we at Symonds Creek, Roy and his wife, close to the Pasquotank….And all that was many years ago, and I suppose they lost touch, when Roy and his brothers moved across the sound. though Ed always felt that Roy had been a special friend to him….. And I still remember this to this day….. We both DID attend the funerals in EC, for family members, and, Roy, your friendship with Ed has never been forgotten..

    May your memories give you peace and comfort…. Still living in Weeksville, though for 30 plus years now at Poplar Drive, on Little River, where Ed was happy to fish and sail. Etc….

    My condolences to your family. May memories sustain you, of your Mother’s long, long life…. God bless.

    Tina Paul

  3. MaryFrances Eves Williamson

    Dear Family of Ms. Hasseltine,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Seems like you have had your share of losses. What memories I have of you and your family. Especially with your sister Ann, my best friend. Ms. Hasseltine was one strong woman to raise 4 guys and one daughter. You all 5 turned out to be such hard/strong workers, children your Mom and Dad were proud of. I remember seeing pictures and hearing about all your family reunions over the years. May those family reunions continue.Sending loving hugs your way,
    Hickory, N.C.

  4. Linda Lowry

    My thoughts are with each of you and it helps to know she is in a much better place. Peace to each of you.

  5. Kenneth Manning

    I just learned of Mrs. Hasseltine’s passing. I am the son of Vera James Manning, sister of Harley James. I have many happy memories of visiting all of the James clan in Weeksville as a child.
    May she rest in peace and the memory of her live on in her family.

  6. Elizabeth Barton

    To the family of Hasseltine. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My grandmother was Martha James Whitehurst. She was the sister of Harley James. I live in Va. Beach and remember visiting Uncle Harley with my grandmother, Mot, in Weeksville,when I was a child. We stayed at Uncle Harley’s farm many times. Hasseltine and Selvey lived with Uncle Harley and I played with the children. Sorry we lost touch through the yeats. I lost my mother, Marguerite Hood, many years ago and do understand.
    Elizabeth Hood Barton

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