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James Duke Lovings

James Duke Lovings, 91, of Reidsville, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Annie Penn Hospital.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Reidlawn Cemetery with Pastor Tom Hazelwood officiating. In lieu of a formal visitation you may come by Wilkerson Funeral Home individually to pay your respects on Monday, August 30th from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

James was born on a farm in Rockingham County to the late James Newton Lovings and Pearl Duke Lovings. He served his country in the US Army and retired from the US Postal Service. Along the way he also owned a store and traded cars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Lovings.

He is survived by his children, James Rider and Sherry Fahnestock; grandchildren, Jessica, Laurren and Finley; great grandchildren, Cameron, Carmen, William, Walker and Lilly; and close cousin, Charles Buford Lovings and wife, Valerie, and their children, Charles, Kim, Andrew (and his children, Andrea and Jacob).

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It is with deep regret to hear of the passing of James. I have known James since the seventies and He worked in the car business at S&S Motors in the middle seventies with my Father and myself in Greensboro N.C. James was a good hearted and kind person,who was a pleasure to be around. To His Son and Daughter and all of His family I wish you peace in your heart and God's richest blessings during this very difficult time. You were very fortunate to have him for many years. May the love of Jesus Christ shine upon in the days to come. Sincerely Walter Slate

James Slate Aug 30 2021 1:33 PM

I was sorry to hear about James's passing. I have know James and Sue almost my entire life. He and Sue managed my dad's country store, for many years. Since that time my brother, Bert, and i have tried to keep up with James and we saw him a few months ago, where he appeared well and healthy. Again, i am sorry to hear about his passing and will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

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