Naren James, M.D.

1962 - 2021

Stanford, Kentucky


Naren James M.D., 59, of Stanford, KY passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2021 surrounded by his wife and daughter. Born on February 12, 1962 in Port Mourant, Guyana to the late Reuben Atchan James and Gauri Persaud James.

Dr. James practiced medicine for 24 years in Lincoln, Boyle and Casey Counties. He incorporated his Christian faith with every patient he saw and many people were impacted by his love for Christ. He was a member of the Danville Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Hannah James of Stanford, KY and daughter, Alicia Shanti James; five brothers, Charles James, Anand James, Deorup James, Premnath James and Mohan James; six sisters, Leila Mangru, Indira Mackay, Rohinie Frohlich, Gayatri James, Savitri Bangaroo and Sattie Satnarine; twenty nieces and nephews; four grandnieces and one grandnephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Gauri James.

Visitation is from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY on Friday, April 2, 2021, followed immediately by a Celebration of Life service at 5:00 p.m., officiated by Mayor Dalton Miller, City of Stanford.

A Funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Danville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Danville, KY, officiated by Pastor Frank Fournier.

In Lieu of flowers, Dr. James requested that all contributions be made to Danville Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Danville SDA Church, P.O. Box 1781 Danville, KY 40422

The Celebration of Life will be broadcasted live on Facebook at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021. Link provided:

The Funeral Service will be broadcasted through Zoom at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Link provided:

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The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Fort Logan Hospital and Staff with Dr. James Miller and Heritage Hospice and staff with Dr. Rebecca Chatham for their outstanding care and compassion towards Naren throughout his last journey of life.


Danville SDA Church
P.O. BOX 1781, Danville KY 40422
Tel: 1-859-239-8004

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With Love, Denise, Jerome, Sabrina & Thomas Veerapen

April 5, 2021 2:18 PM

Our deepest condolences to all the James Family, especially Hannah and Shanti. We wish for you all, peace and comfort knowing Naren's faith in God was so steadfast and uplifting.

With Love, Denise, Jerome, Sabrina & Thomas Veerapen

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Chetram Ramasami

April 4, 2021 4:56 PM

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Hannah and Shanti and the extended family of Naren. Blessings from Chetram Ramasami & Family

Dr. Nahum Garcia, Former Dean SOM, Montemorelos University Mexico

April 4, 2021 3:28 PM

Nuestras condolencias para la familia del Dr. Naren James; oramos para que Dios les consuelo en estos difíciles momentos y para que mantenga en ustedes la bendita esperanza de verle en la resurrección. Dios este con ustedes. 

Dr. Zeno and Anita Charles-Marcel

April 2, 2021 3:49 PM

Dear Hannah and Shanti,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to that great day of reunion with Naren.
Love and Blessings,
Zeno and Anita
Dr. Zeno and Anita Charles-Marcel

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Charles and Bebi James

April 2, 2021 3:32 PM

Our Deepest Sympathy to Hannah and Shanti.  May the Good Lord comfort you in this time of grief and sorrow.
Our Dear Brother Naren, it is with great sadness that we had to watch you through Zoom as you went through your pain while you fought this terrible disease. This pandemic and restrictions to travel and be with you, to hold your hands and to comfort you, has made it difficult to comprehend. We’re very grateful for the times we shared. Rest In Peace for there is no pain for you but it saddens us for losing you so early.
A Rose has blossomed in Heaven,
It’s fragrance fills the air,
It grows in God’s own garden,
It’s nurtured by his care,
And whenever loved ones part,
They blossom forth 
In memories in the gardens of the heart.💖
From your Eldest Sibling, Charles, Bebi and family, Winnipeg, Canada

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