Sara S. James

  • Born: November 24, 1926
  • Died: June 25, 2021
  • Location: Central, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sara Shirley James, 94, widow of Charles F. James passed away peacefully Friday June 25, 2021. She was born November 24, 1926, in Central the daughter of Samuel and Ruby James Shirley. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Central.

After graduating high school Sara took some business courses and was the city clerk for Central for many years. She went on went on to work at TRW, where she soon became the controller. She was the first woman in an executive position there. Many times she was the only woman present at their meetings. She also was a Grand Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star. Sara was a "heck of a cook" who loved her family. Her life ultimately was all about her only grandchild, Charles Franklin James III, affectionately known as "Trey".

Sara is survived by her two sons, Ron James (Kathy) of Piedmont, and Chuck James (Denise) of Savannah, GA; and grandson, Trey. In addition to her parents and husband, Sara was preceded in death by her three brothers, Vernon, Dwight, and Billy Shirley; and her two sisters, Louise Gooch and Helen Cobb.

Private graveside services will be held for the family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Miss Sara several years ago while volunteering at Keowee Place. She was a very inspiring lady. Always ready to do what ever I ask, as long as it involved fun and mischief!
I loved her very much. It has been 2 years since I saw her, but not a day not thinking about her. Just saying her name brings a smile to my face.
She loved her family and she even adopted my husband and I. If any of her family wants to reach out to me I would love to talk to you.
Much love, JoJo and Joe Nixon

Posted by Martha Jo Nixon - Seneca, SC - Friend   December 23, 2021

Love you Grandma life will never be the same without you. I miss you so much.

Posted by Trey James - Grandchild   July 01, 2021

So sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers arewith you and your family at this time. May GOD bless you.

Posted by jackie bice - liberty, SC - Family Friend   June 29, 2021

I loved my aunt Sara so much. my dad her brother Vernon, had six kids and my mother did not work out side the home. Aunt Sara and my aunt Louise was always there for us. very sweet and lovely southern lady. I am going to miss her. I know we will see each other again one day. I am praying for Ron and chuck and the family, with love Lynda Lackey.

Posted by lynda lackey - Central, SC - Family   June 26, 2021

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