- February 27, 1926 - February 24, 2011
- Candler, North Carolina
of James' Passing
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“We are so sorry for the loss of Mr. Harkins. He had a great sense of humor and we enjoyed knowwing him -- as a neighbor and through the library! ...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Bob & Kathy Penland - Candler, NC
“With deepest sympathy and condolences.
2 of 16 | Posted by: Ray and Cricket Williams - Canton, NC
“Wes, Sorry about your loss. Jim was fair to everyone and a good leader.
3 of 16 | Posted by: Ronald Chambers - Canotn, NC
“Betty our condolences , prayers and hearts go out to you and the family with the lose of a husband and father.
4 of 16 | Posted by: Ken & Patty Hamlin - Candler, NC
“Wes, We are sorry for your great loss.May you find comfort in this difficult time David Taylor
5 of 16 | Posted by: David Taylor - Candler, NC
“Wes, May you and your family find comfort in God's loving arms during this difficult time, and the days ahead. You are in our prayers.
6 of 16 | Posted by: Doug & Nancy Cherry - waynesville, NC
“Wes and family, Gus and I share in your sorrow in the loss of your father but rejoice knowing he is in the hands of the Lord, our sincere thoughts-...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Shirley &Gus Colagerakis - NC
“Wes and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the days ahead. May God be with you till you meet again.
8 of 16 | Posted by: Steve & Kila Thompson - Canton, NC
“We were saddened to see that Jim had passed. He was a fine person and a good friend. Our condolences to the entire family. George & Jeana Brown
9 of 16 | Posted by: George & Jeana Brown - Clyde, NC
“Dear Betty and family, Our hearts are heavy at JIm's passing. You are so dear and are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May God hold you...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Bruce &Jean Hollingsworth - NC
“Wes and Family, Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Our hearts go out to you and your family. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Mike and Jeanette Kyle - Canton, NC
“Betty, Rod,Steve,and Wes,-We are so sorry to hear of Jim's death.He was such a sweet,kind man with a wonderful sense of humor. It was our honor to...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Joyce,Hilda,Sonya&Baylee Young - NC
“Rod, Im sorry to read about the passing of your father. I lost my dad about 3 years ago, and I know what you are going through. All the best...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Bruce McGee - Asheville, NC
“Betty,Rod,Steve,and Wes.I am deeply saddened to hear of Jims death.He was a kind man and i and my family were honored to have known him.May you all...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: janice young farmer - candler, NC
“Wes and family; I'm sorry for your loss..I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS......Jerry Cragg
15 of 16 | Posted by: jerry cragg - canton, NC
“Betty, Rod, Steve and Wes, my deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Jim was a remarkable man and a wonderful neighbor. I'm sure he is going to...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: JoAnne Young - Candler nc 28715, NC
James Edgar Harkins, born February 27, 1926, in Canton, NC to the late Ed and Lottie Harkins, died February 24, 2011. James was married 57 years to Betty Collins Harkins, who survives him. He was preceded in death by an infant son, James Michael Harkins. He is also survived by his children, Dr. Roderick A. Harkins of Mansfield, TX, Steven W. Harkins and his wife, Sherrie, of Wilson, NC, and Wesley A. Harkins of Asheville, NC; grandchildren, Zack Harkins, Emily Harkins Cole and her husband, Nolan, and Nick Harkins; great-grandson, Karson Harkins. He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II, in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War, and in the Army Reserves as a First Lieutenant. A 1950 mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Alabama, he retired from Champion Papers after 37 years of service. Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler, NC with the Reverend Wes Alston officiating. His family will receive friends following the service. Jim was a dedicated member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Francis Asbury UMC or Hominy Valley ABCCM.