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Originally published: 2012-09-18 11:21:59
Last modified: 2012-09-18 15:25:01

The Rev. Harry Lee Turbyfill

The Rev. Harry Lee Turbyfill, 75, of Cranberry passed away on September 16, 2012 surrounded by his family at his residence.
A native of Avery County, he was born, February 17, 1937, a son of the late James and Lockie Guy Turbyfill.
He was a Baptist Minister and served as Pastor at: Cranberry Baptist, Big Meadows, Fall Creek, Pleasant Hill, Henson Creek, Belview, Pilgrim, Pleasant Valley and Valley Haven Baptist Church's.
Turbyfill enjoyed coon hunting, singing and watching the Atlanta Braves.
Along with his parents, Turbyfill was preceded in death by his: brothers, Ernest "Walkie" Turbyfill, Howard Turbyfill, Rev. Raymond Turbyfill; sisters, Flossie Smith, Gertrude Winebarger, Betty Ann McMahon.
A man of courage and conviction who loved his wife and family dearly, Turbyfill has left to cherish his memory his: wife, Joyce Ann Turbyfill, of the home; children, Rebecca Beaston and husband, Mark, of Albemarle, Harry Lee Turbyfill Jr. and wife, Ruth, of Hampton, Tenn,, Margaret Ann Long and husband, Rodney, of Morganton, Shawn Turbyfill and wife, Marandi, of Cranberry; sisters, Josephine Brewer of Newland, Gladys Preswood and husband, John, of Banner Elk, Frances Gouge of Cranberry; brother, Clay Turbyfill of Morganton; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for the Rev. Harry Lee Turbyfill will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012,. in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with the Rev. Lander Heafner officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the service hour. Family, friends and pallbearers will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m.on Wednesday, September 19,2012,  to go in procession to the Cranberry Cemetery for 11 a.m. graveside services. Pallbearers will be members of the Avery County Sheriff's Office, Banner Elk Police Department and Newland Police Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Medi Home Hospice at PO Box 1357 Newland, NC 28657.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at http://www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Turbyfill family.
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