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James Arthur ("Hop") Pemberton

Born: Sat., Feb. 24, 1945
Died: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Mon., Aug. 31, 2020


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MR. JAMES ARTHUR " Hop" PEMBERTON, 75, of TROY, NC, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at the Autumn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Biscoe, NC.

Graveside Service will be  1:00 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2020, at Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, 322 Rosenwald School Road, Mt. Gilead, NC.

Public viewing will be Sunday, August 31, 2020, from 2p.m. until 6 p.m., at Harris Funeral Home Chapel.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation of Mt. Gilead, NC, is serving the Pemberton, Bowden and extended families.

James Arthur Pemberton, son of the late Pearl Pemberton, Sr.,and Mrs. Cora Lee Legrand Pemberton, was born on Wednesday, February 24, 1945, in Troy, North Carolina.  

"Hop", as he was fondly called by family and friends attended Peabody High School in Montgomery County, Troy, NC.  He was formerly employed at Crawford Recycling in Sophia, NC.  Later, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and dwelled there for about 15 years, where he was part owner od an Automotive Repair Shop.

"Hop" loved to play golf and go fishing with his buddies.  He loved to talk and meet new friends and never met a stranger.  He will be sorely missed by family and all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl  Sr., and Cora Lee; two brothers, Frankie Pemberton and Pearl Pemberton, Jr.

Those left to cherish loving and fond memories are his son, Rodney Pemberton (Juakita) of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren; Tiffany Young, Rodney Pemberton, Jr., Datarius Pemberton, DaZhanay Pemberton, DaShawn Pemberton and Janya Pemberton and six great-grandchildren;  four sisters, Shirley Bowden of Troy, NC, Carolyn Young of Trinity, NC, Irene Green (Donnell) of Mt. Gilead, NC and Flora Jenkins (Russell) of Daniel Island, SC; two special friends, Elbow and Granny of Troy, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

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Tracey Pemberton
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
To the Pemberton & Bowden Family .My deepest sympathy for the passing of James. I have known him since I was a little girl I would call him hop he was always kind and loving to me always with a smile.We will see him again as God says in Revelation 21:4 ,5.Death and heartache will done away with.Know that me and my family are with you in this difficult time .I am praying for you all with love

Robin Newson
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
To Rodney & all the family so sorry for your great lost hop was a loving & humble person but remember Rodney Jehovah promise that there will be a hope Acts 24:15 And I have hope toward God which hope these men look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous sorry we wasn't able to be with you at this moment but our hearts aching with yours & you & family are in our prayers your Ohio family Mother Carol Robinson Sis Robin Nephew Ryan much love

Timothy fairley and family
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
My condolences and deepest love for the entire family a pray Gods comfort for you all in Jesus name. Love The Fairley Family

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