Letter sent to Town of Burgaw re: Death of Mayor John W. "Junny" James
August 10,2004Town of Burgaw
109 N. Walker Street>
Burgaw, NC 28425
Town Manager Steve Candler and Town Commissioners,
As you know, elected officials like the late Mayor John W. (Junny) James make public service truly honorable. I send my heartfelt condolences to Judy, the James family, and the Town of Burgaw during this time of collective mourning. As the Thigpen family’s insurance agent and as a former county commissioner, Junny and I had great and sometimes comical conversations –ranging from speeding tickets and fender benders, to the complexities and similarities we have had serving as elected officials in a small town and a large county.
Junny is already missed, but most importantly he’ll be remembered as an example of a true public servant.
Jeff L. Thigpen
Guilford County Board of Commissioners >