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Jennis Turbeville: Tabor City

1931 – 2019

     Jennis  Turbeville of Tabor City died Tuesday, April 2, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Whiteville. He was 88.

     Born March 1, 1931, in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Wortha Howard and Sally Buffkin Turbeville.

     He is survived by his wife, Patsy Adams Turbeville of the home; two daughters, Karin Conner and her husband Gene of Southport, and Marilyn Turbeville Dowless and her husband John W. ‘Buster’ of Ocean Isle Beach; one sister, Lois Turbeville Jernigan of New Bern; seven grandchildren, Tabitha Soles, Holly Buffkin, Christina Norris, Jenina Sellers, Christopher Conner, Mary Elizabeth Dowless Fairfax and John William Dowless II and four great grandchildren, Kalyn Buffkin, Seth Jacob Buffkin, Elizabeth LeAnne Griffin, and Jackson Norris.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia Kay Phipps and Janet Nell Turbeville; five brothers and six sisters.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Gapway Baptist Church, burial following in the Gapway Baptist Church Cemetery, Tabor City.

     A guest register is available here.