Charles Warren James

Charles Warren James, 59, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his home.

The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Vanceboro. Burial will follow at Lane's Chapel Cemetery on River Road.

Warren, a native of Craven County, lived all of his early life in the Vanceboro community. He made his home in Greenville for 20 years and was employed as an industrial pipe fitter and electrician in industrial construction, most recently working for the Roberts Company. He had made his home back in Vanceboro for the past 10 years.

Warren was preceded in death by his father, Charles V. James; and grandparents, J.B. and Margaret Moreadith, and Ledrew and Lillian James.

He is survived by his loving companion, Regina Moore; daughter, Miranda Gayle Witherington and husband, Dustin, of Vanceboro; granddaughter, Lillian Witherington; step-daughter, Ashley Marie Benton, of Cove City; mother, Shirley Moreadith James of Vanceboro; sister, Nancy J. Ormond and husband, Frank, of Minnesott Beach; nephews, Joey and John Register of Vanceboro; special friend, Woody Woodson; and beloved pets, Opie and Sable.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro, and at other times will be at his mother's home.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Sudan Temple, P.O. Box 490, New Bern, N.C. 28563 or Lanes Chapel Cemetery Association, 5575 River Road., Vanceboro, N.C. 28586.

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Published in Sun Journal from Apr. 1 to Apr. 4, 2013