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James Clayton Taylor

July 30, 1950 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


James Clayton Taylor, age 72, of Broadway, NC, passed away Friday, July 28, 2023 at Central Carolina Hospital with his family by his side.

He was born in Lee County, NC on July 30, 1950 to the late Clayton Taylor and Mattie Lee Mitchell Taylor.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Mitchell Eugene Taylor.  James was a farmer most of his life.  Even while working as a Soil Conservationist for Lee County and mostly Harnett County, James worked on his family farm.  Prior to that career, he worked for Melvin Phillips Electrical Company and Farm Service Agency.  He retired after 27 years of service from Harnett County Soil & Water Conservation Services.  James was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, of 50 years, Vivian Ann West Taylor; sons Joseph Clayton “Joe” Taylor, Jeremy West Taylor and fiancé Jennifer Buchanan; sister Mary E. Taylor Harmon (Frankie); sister-in-law Glenda Buie Taylor; and grandchildren Caroline Grace Taylor and Joseph Clayton “Clay” Taylor, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 30th (on his birthday) from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held Monday, July 31st at 11:00 AM at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Yow, Rev. Jerry Parsons and Rev. Doug Houston officiating.  Burial will follow at Broadway Town Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in James’ memory to Holly Springs Baptist Church Food Pantry, 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway, NC 27505.

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July 30, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home
600 West Main Street
Sanford, NC 27332

Funeral Service
July 31, 2023

11:00 AM
Holly Springs Baptist Church
385 Holly Springs Church Rd
Broadway, NC 27505


Broadway Town Cemetery
139 Salem Church RD
Broadway, NC 27505


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