James Gilford Alexander, Sr.

January 28, 1943 ~ April 24, 2018 (age 75)


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 12, at the residence at 137 Stagecrest Drive in Harmony with Rev. Richard Hamrick officiating.

James Gilford Alexander, Sr., 75, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. James was born in the state of Tennessee on January 28, 1943, the son of the late Ira Gilford Alexander and Ruby Virginia Sikes Alexander. His working career involved laboring in construction, rock quarry work and other industries.  

James had moved to Iredell County in January of this year to be nearer his daughter and son following the death of his wife, Thorna Lynn Alexander, who died on December 5, 2017, in Aberdeen, Maryland, where they had made their home for some 20 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Roxanne A. Stanley and husband, Jerry, of Harmony; one son, James G. Alexander, Jr. (Melinda) of Troutman; one sister, Barbara Taylor of Statesville; one brother, Dewey Alexander (Sandra) of Virginia; plus three grandsons and six great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Reavis Funeral Home of Statesville has been entrusted to serve the family of James G. Alexander, Sr. Online condolences may be posted at their website at

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