Sarah James

Sarah Jane McFee Threadgill James LINVILLE - Sarah Jane McFee Threadgill James, 87, of Linville, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville, NC surrounded by her family. Sarah was born June 15, 1927, in Buncombe County, NC and was one of seven children of Ida May Jackson McFee and Lennie McCoy McFee. She is predeceased by brother Willie McFee and sister Celia Ann McFee Singleton. She is survived by sister Ada Goree McFee Wilson and brothers Charles Andrew McFee, Jake John McFee and Joe McCoy McFee. She graduated from Candler High School in 1944, the tallest player on the girls basketball team. After working for Pisgah Inn for several years, she moved to Charlotte. She married Cecil Edwin Threadgill in 1948 and in 1952, had their daughter, Linda. She spent the early years of Linda's childhood as a homemaker, enjoying being a mother, before going to work as a beautician in the late 1950's. She was a committed wife to Ed until his death in 1970. In 1980, she married John Wilburn (JW) James of Greenville, SC. She is survived by her daughter Linda Threadgill Smithers and granddaughter Sarah Smithers of Raleigh. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Virgil Smithers. Sarah is also survived by her late husband's children, Ronnie James and Candice James Hohlweg of Greenville, SC. She has six step-grand-children and 11 step-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave. in Asheville. The family will receive friends following the service.

Funeral Home

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535

Published in Charlotte Observer on July 24, 2014