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James Harrison Mashburn

November 19, 1940 May 13, 2018
James Harrison Mashburn
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Obituary for James Harrison Mashburn

"A Dedicated Public Servant"

Clyde, James Harrison Mashburn, age 77, passed away peacefully, May 13, 2018 at his residence.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Ray and Mary Ethel Johnson Mashburn. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lynn Mashburn Stark, who died in 2007. James was a former supervisor at Dayco with 29 years of service and was also a former tax appraiser for Haywood County. James was a veteran of the North Carolina National Guard. James was serving as Alderman for the Town of Clyde. His career in public service began in 2000 when he served on the Clyde Planning Board. In 2004 he was appointed to serve as Alderman, the position he held until the time of his passing. He loved his community, the citizens and the employees. Alderman Mashburn served his role with great pride and will be missed by all. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. James enjoyed the fellowship of playing golf at Lake Junaluska every Wednesday from spring until fall with his friends, Howard Cook, Buddy Ledford, Bob Bradley, Bob Wood and Jack Horton.

James is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joyce Messer Mashburn; a daughter, Shayne Clark of Waynesville; a son, Tom Clark and wife, Keila, of Fletcher; two brothers, Joel Mashburn and wife, Janie, of Statesville and Waynesville and Joe Mashburn and wife, Nora, of Waynesville; four grandchildren, Ryan McElroy and wife, Michelle, Sara Stevenson, Alexandria Clark, Jeremy Parris and wife, Karan; and five great-grandchildren, Will, Ava and Zoé Stevenson and Colson and Conner Parris.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 39 Robinson Road, Canton, NC, 28716, with Reverend Jeff King and Reverend Dr. T. David Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Haywood Healthcare Foundation (Hospice in memo line of check to apply funds to Hospice), c/o The Homestead, 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, NC 28721.

The care of James has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.


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Service

Thursday

17

May

2:00 PM 5/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
Oak Grove Baptist Church

39 Robinson Road
Clyde, NC 28721

Oak Grove Baptist Church
39 Robinson Road Clyde 28721 NC
United States

Visitation

Thursday

17

May

3:00 PM 5/17/2018 3:00:00 PM
Oak Grove Baptist Church

39 Robinson Road
Clyde, NC 28721

Visitation to follow immediately after the service.

Oak Grove Baptist Church
39 Robinson Road Clyde 28721 NC
United States
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