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A.P. James

Posted By Hall-Wynne On November 5, 2011 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Albert Parham “A.P.” James, age 91, died November 5 at his home in Durham, with his wife of 67 years by his side.
Born in Roxboro on May 27, 1920, A.P. graduated from Roxboro High School and attended Elon University for two years prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1941. After serving for four years as a radioman, he completed his college education, receiving a degree in Business Administration from U.N.C. Chapel Hill. A.P. married the love of his life, Sarah Maynard, March 7, 1944.
A.P. was employed as an accountant with American Suppliers, retiring after 35 years of service. He was a proud member of Asbury United Methodist Church where he sang in the Chancel Choir and the Senior Choir, served as president of the Ralph Mitchell Class and coached numerous boys’ basketball teams. He also represented Asbury as a volunteer at Urban Ministries for many years.
A.P. was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at Willowhaven, where he made two hole-in-ones! He especially enjoyed sharing his love of sports with young people, coaching little league baseball and basketball.
A.P. is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Maynard James, many nieces and nephews as well as his McKaig “godchildren.”
A service of death and resurrection will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church 2:00 PM Wednesday. Friends may visit beginning at 1:00 in the church sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Asbury United Methodist Church, 806 Clarendon Street, Durham, 27705. The family wishes to express deep appreciation to the caring staff of Croasdaile Home Care.

Condolences for the family of “A.P. James”

Condolence from Marie Phelps on November 6th, 2011 12:00 am

Dear Mrs. James,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. James was such a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. You are in my prayers during this time a great loss.
Love and peace,
Marie Phelps

Condolence from Lee Ann on November 8th, 2011 12:00 am

Dear Sarah,

Our deepest sympathy’s and prayers go out to you. It was quite something to know AP and he will truly be missed. God Bless you and comfort you!

Lee Ann, Vernon, Garrett & Julianne

Condolence from Suzzi Tate and Mike Barton on November 10th, 2011 12:00 am

Dear Sarah-

You and AP are in our hearts- We love you so much…

Suzzi and Mike

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