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1943 James 2019

James Richard Laurie

October 9, 1943 — April 28, 2019

James Richard “Jim” Laurie, 75 of Sanford passed away Sunday April 28, 2019. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday at First Baptist Church Sanctuary.  The family will greet friends following the service in the Church Parlor.


Mr. Laurie was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, a son of the late James C. Laurie and Fae Zimbower. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Lishok Laurie.  Jim was a US Navy Veteran and a member of First Baptist Church. 


Mr. Laurie is survived by his wife, Karen Barr Laurie; daughters, Melissa A. Laurie of Odenton, MD and Erin C. Laurie of Chapel Hill; siblings, Hugh Laurie (Nancy) of DE, Ellen Roller (Vince) of MD; Jane Waclowski (Mark) of MD and Jean Sudina (Jim) of MD; many nieces and nephews.


Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford, NC 27330 or to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615

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Memorial Service

Friday, May 3, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Center United Methodist Church

4141 S Plank Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

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