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Friday October 22nd, 2021
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Nancy Jane Turpin

Nancy Jane Turpin, 89, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord, Monday October 18, 2021. 

A native and a lifelong resident of the Greens Creek Community in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac David and Estella (Trantham) Buchanan. Nancy was a member of Green's Creek Baptist Church which she loved attending with her Church family. She worked 24 years at Skyland Textile and then was a homemaker for her remaining years. Gardening was a love of hers as well as sitting in the sun speaking to her neighbors as they passed on by. 

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Thomas Turpin and their son, James Turpin, as well as five sisters and two brothers. Maggie Lee Buchanan, Essie Mae (Bill) Jones, Viola (Gudger) Buchanan, Mildred (Harley) Houston, Mary (Grover) Cowan, Robert Buchanan and Russell (Kathleen) Buchanan

Surviving her are two daughters of Sylva, Mildred Turpin and Janie (Ron) Medford. A son Daniel (Christy) Turpin of Sylva and a daughter-in-law Linda Turpin of Franklin.

Nancy is also survived by her grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, great stepgrandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

She dearly loved her family as they loved her and will be truly missed.

Nancy was also survived by a dear good friend, Christine Turpin, a sister-in-law. Over the years they walked to check mailboxes together and would talk to our Mom for hours about the olden days. Thank you Aunt Christine !

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to Mountain View Manor Nursing Facilty in Bryson City for the excellent care and patience with our mother.

A Graveside Service will be held 2:30 pm  Friday October 22, 2021 at Greens Creek Cemetery with the Revs. Tom Lavin and Patrick Breedlove officiating. 

The family will be receiving friends from 12:30 to 2:00 pm Friday prior to the Graveside at Appalachian Funeral Services 

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I was truly blessed to have Nancy for my mother-in-law. I enjoyed the time we got to spend together whether it was sitting on her front porch talking, looking at her flowers or her vegetable garden, our many trips to the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store or her showing me how to can beets. I will always treasure these memories and I will certainly miss her.

Linda Turpin Oct 21 2021 12:00 AM

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