Elizabeth City, NC
Vernon Grant James, Sr., 92 of Pasquotank County, NC died Monday, October 21, 2002 at his residence. He was born in Pasquotank Co., NC, son of the late John Calvin and Fanny Coppersmith James and was the husband of Thelma Sanders James. He was a charter member of the NC 4-H Honor Club, The NC House of Representatives for 26 years, Salem Baptist Church, Eureka Lodge 317 AF & AM, Elizabeth City York Bodies and Sudan Shrine Temple of New Bern, NC.
Besides his wife, Mr. James is survived by a daughter, Joyce Beutler of Mapleton, UT; a son, Alan Sanders of Hickory, North Carolina; two sisters, Jemima Markham and Irene Roberson, both of Elizabeth City, NC; a brother, William James of Winfall, NC; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Selma Harris James; two sons, John Thomas James, Sr. and Vernon Grant James, Jr.; four sisters, Vivian Daniels, Louise Morrisette, Myra Trueblood, and Elizabeth Williamson and two brothers, Rueben James and Ernest James.
A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 AM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC with Rev. Michael Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service will held at the Fine Arts Center of ECSU at 4:00 PM Thursday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, it was Mr. James’s wish that any donations be made to the Vernon James Scholarship, c/o 4-H Development Fund, Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695-7645.
Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.
Twiford Funeral Home October 22, 2002
P. O. Drawer 405 252-335-4395 phone
Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0405 252-335-4329 fax