DURHAM -Sarah Maynard James, 92, died peacefully Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her home in Croasdaile Village.
Sarah was born in Durham, NC to Graham B. Maynard and Beatrice Simpson Maynard on July 23, 1922.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, was president of her Sunday school class and served in several church positions. Mrs. James sang in the Chancel and Senior Choir and was awarded a life membership by the United Methodist Women. She and her husband, A.P., spent many years representing Asbury as volunteers with Urban Ministries.
Sarah graduated from G.H. Friend High School in South Boston, VA and attended Ferrum College. She retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 20 years of service, at which time she was the recipient of the Gallenton Award.
Sarah is survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family, as well as the McKaig god children and their families. She was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy M. Gardner and two brothers, Merrit J. Maynard and J. Preston Maynard.
A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church. The family will received friends one hour before the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 806 Clarendon St. Durham, NC 27705.
Arrangements for the James family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com