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Originally published: 2012-12-04 15:19:01
Last modified: 2012-12-04 15:19:01

Clara Rupard

Mrs. Clara Rupard, 78, of Banner Elk, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Sam Turbyfill and Myrtle Hicks Turbyfill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Turbyfill.
She was a member of White Rock Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Rupard enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. She loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rupard retired from John Cook Subaru where she worked as a detailer.
Rupard is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Andrew Rupard; daughters, Vickie Turbyfill of Elk Park, Cindy Bare and her companion, Eddie Ingram, of Linville Falls; son, Skipper Blair and his wife, Melissa, of Banner Elk; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8: p.m. Monday at Reins-Sturdivant
Funeral Home The funeral service was held at 8:00 pm Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lynn Shook officiating.
Family, friends, and pallbearers gathered at the funeral home 10 a.m.Tuesday to go in procession to the White Rock Cemetery for interment.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visiting http://www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Rupard family.
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