James Monroe Privette

March 26, 1925 ~ July 30, 2020 (age 95)


Mr. James M. Privette, age 95 of Union Grove passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. 

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, August 3, 2020 at Taylor Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Gwaltney and Rev. Carl Williams officiating.  Mr. Privette will lie-in-state at Taylor Springs Baptist Church from 10:00 until 10:45 AM prior to the service at the church. 

Mr. Privette was born March 26, 1925 in Iredell County to Benjamin A. and Vertie Williams Privette.  Mr. Privette was a 1943 graduate of Union Grove High School.  He was a life-long farmer and had retired from J.P. Stevens.  Mr. Privette made a profession of faith and was baptized and joined Taylor Springs Baptist Church in 1940 and had served as a Deacon for over 59 years.  He was Men’s Bible Class teacher for over 30 years and had served on various other committees. 

Mr. Privette was married to Betty Younger Privette who preceded him in death on March 10, 2007.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his aunt; Miss Toy Williams. 

He is survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Dwight and Hilda Younger of Union Grove and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Taylor Springs Baptist Church, 443 Taylor Springs Road, Union Grove, NC 28689 or to Gideon’s International, Statesville North Camp, P.O. Box 1321, Statesville, NC 28677.  The family requests no food. 

The night never got too dark or the weather too bad for James to help someone in need. 

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August 3, 2020

10:00 AM
Taylor Spring's Baptist Church
270 Armory Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Graveside Service
August 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Taylor Springs Baptist Ch Cemetery
Taylor Springs Road
Grove, NC 28689


Taylor Springs Baptist Church
443 Taylor Springs Road, Union Grove NC 28689

Gideon's International, Statesville North Camp
PO Box 1321, Statesville NC 28677

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