Nancy Turpin

Nancy Turpin

Nancy Jane Turpin, 89, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord, Monday Oct. 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 Greens 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 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, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

Nancy is 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 Facility in Bryson City for the excellent care and patience with our mother.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 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 p.m. Friday prior to the graveside at Appalachian Funeral Services.