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James Edward Turpin

James Edward (Jim) Turpin passed away August 8, 2020. He was born May 29, 1939 in Canaan, Connecticut to the late James Edgar and Dolly Hoyle Turpin. He was a graduate of Sylva High School and retired from A & P in 1998. Jim was a member of East Sylva Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Naomi Plemmons Turpin; one daughter, Cindy (Jeff) Allen; one grandson, Jesse (Ashley) Walker; one great-grandson, Aiden James Walker; one granddaughter, Sierra Walker.

No services are planned at this time.

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Nick, I was shocked and so sorry to learn of Jims passing as I read the paper. We had some good times in high school and I always thought you made a great couple. Thinking of you and Cindy and wishing you Gods peace as you go through this time of grief.

Nancy Franklin Bates Aug 13 2020 12:00 AM

Peggy Jones Aug 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Turpin

Peggy Jones Aug 12 2020 12:00 AM

Oh, Nick and Cindy, I just saw this about Jim. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have always thought the world of Jim, you and Cindy. So many memories that we have together. Please know that we love you and are praying for you. I wish we could reach out and hug you, but know that we are holding you close in our hearts during this time. You are all so precious to our family.

Thad & Leeunah Woods Aug 12 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for the passing of Jim. He was always so good to me and my family at A&P. Daddy (Gene Settlemyre) worked with Jim for a long time there and they always got along. I'm so sorry Cindy. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all. Connie S Mathis

Connie Settlemyre Mathis Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Our Condolences to all the Family and Friends! God Bless Jimmy Ashe and family

Jimmy Ashe Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Cindy I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts & Prayers are with each of you.

Sherrill Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Cindy, So sorry for your loss. Sending much love your way. Love, Nancy Williams

Nancy Williams Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Turpin

Nancy Williams Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Naomi so sorry for your lost. God bless and comfort you, Cindy and Family. Sending love and prayers!

Linda Nicholson Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

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