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Sollie Thurston James

March 14, 1939 February 16, 2020
Sollie Thurston James
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Mr. Sollie Thurston James, 80, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Entombment will follow in the Pinewood Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mr. James, a native of Pitt County, lived most of his life in the Stokes community. A graduate of Stokes High School Class of 1957, he joined the FBI in 1958 until he returned to the Stokes community to farm in 1960 to present, and was also an owner of Farmer's Tobacco Warehouse. He also worked part-time as a Robersonville Police Officer from 1963 to 1968. He was a senior board member for the Soil & Water Conservation of Pitt County for 20 years.
Thurston was a longtime member and deacon of Oak Grove Church of Christ. He loved farming and talking with friends everywhere. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Thurston was preceded in death by his parents, David Soloman and Susie James; sister, Myrrha Mayo; and brother, Rev. Ben James.
He is survived by his:loving wife of 60 years, Yvonne Pruitt James; daughter, Cynthia Lynn James Wilkinson and husband, Don, of Stokes; son, Gregory Thurston James and wife, Kimberly, of Chocowinity;grandchildren, Zachary Wilkinson and wife, Lacey, of Winston-Salem;Nicholas Wilkinson of Wilmington; and Megan Wilkinson of Charlotte; great grandchild, Rory Wilkinson of Winston-Salem; sisters, Susie Mayo and husband, Gene, of Pennsicola, FL; and Angela Hardison and husband, Donald, of Loganville, GA; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:15 to 3:15 PM at the funeral home.

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3:30 PM 2/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory - Greenville

2100 East Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27858

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:15-3:15 at the funeral home.

Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory - Greenville
2100 East Fifth Street Greenville 27858 NC
United States

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Pinewood Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Highway 33 East
Greenville, NC 27858

Highway 33 East Greenville 27858 NC
United States

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