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James Henry Thorpe

SoVaNow.com / July 09, 2019



James Henry Thorpe entered eternity on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the age of 90 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 17, 1928 to the late Jessie and Fannie Thorpe in Granville, N.C.

After moving from North Carolina, the family relocated to Nelson. He received his formal education in the Mecklenburg County Public School System. James later married the late Doris Jones. James was affectionately known as “Hoola-Hoop and Goat”.

James worked for the Electric Company cutting power lines right-of-ways until retirement. He enjoyed working in the yard, gardening and being with his family. At an early age, he was baptized and joined Wharton Memorial Baptist Church, in later years he worshiped with his daughter at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories, his children: Kim Trayham, Doris Sydnor(Perry) and Sharon Terry all of Buffalo Junction, Kirk Thorpe (Margaret) of Chase City, and Donald Thorpe of South Carolina; two daughter-in-law: Martha Thorpe of Washington, DC; Glenda Thorpe of Turbeville, 13 granchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister: Florence Baptist and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, wife, siblings: Lucille and Dewey; one son: Ollie Thorpe preceded him in death.


A memorial service was held on Tuesday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Carter’s Funeral Home Chapel.

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