Turman, Nettie Clifton

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Nettie Lee Turman passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 12, 2022, at the Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, N.C. She was 99, the 11th of 12 children born to Austin Minter and Mattie Jane Clifton.

She grew up on a beautiful farm in Vesta, now Meadows of Dan, Va. in a love filled home. She married Doris R. Turman in 1943. Following Doris’ discharge from the Army they moved to Floyd, Va. where she lived until the age of 95, at which time she moved to assisted living in Hickory, N.C.

She is survived by her twin sons, David Turman and wife Diana, Hickory, N.C. and Danny Turman and wife Jackie, Kernersville, N.C. Also surviving her are grandchildren Andrew Turman and wife Jane, Tryon, N.C., Jinny Turman and partner, Tom Kiffmeyer, Big Stone Gap, Va., Alex Turman and wife Angie, Louisville, Ky., Michelle Richardson and husband Eric, Kernersville, N.C., Ashley Allemann and husband Alex, Austin, Texas, two step grandsons, Chris and wife Marjorie Burkett, Claremont, N.C. and Matthew Burkett, Hildebran, N.C., eight great grandchildren, five step great grandchildren, eighteen nieces and nephews and three nephews -in-law and their extended families.

Preceded in death are her parents, Doris, her husband of 59 years, daughter-in-law Jeanie Turman, five sisters and six brothers, ten nieces and nephews, and one nephew-in-law.

Nettie was a meticulous housekeeper and a skilled seamstress, learning to sew on her mother’s old Singer sewing machine. She was a great country cook as were all her sisters and her pound cake went quickly at family events. Nettie’s hand stitched quilts are works of art. Her heart was filled with unconditional love for her sons, her husband, her parents, her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors, and her Dan River Primitive Baptist church family.

Nettie fought the good fight. She kept the faith and finished the course telling us she loved us. We are so blessed to have had her with us these many years. Her love and kindness touched and influenced the lives of so many.

A memorial service will be held at the Dan River Primitive Baptist Church, 176 State Shed Road, Vesta, Va. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 2 p.m. with Elder Mark Terry officiating. The Interment will follow at the Plasters Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.