As James was surrounded by his family on November 3, 2010, he opened his eyes one last time to silently say, I have finished this race, good-bye my dear family.
The earthly journey of James Hoover Turner began September 29, 1930, in Bennettsville, South Carolina to the late Boyd Turner Sr. and Hattie Lloyd Turner, there he attended the Bennettsville School system, during his early adulthood, James moved to High Point, NC and there he resided the remainder of his days here on earth
While residing in High Point, James worked at Alma Desk until his retirement. Among the many things James enjoyed was dance and on occasion sing, which his household witnessed those early mornings before he left for work. Also, during his younger days, he loved to ride his motorcycle, he loved to fish and play cards and checkerboard games with his family and friends. By the way, according to "Turner," as called by many, rarely lost to those he played.
The dearest and most precious accomplishment of James's life occurred when he met his future life-long wife, Thelmarie Green. Due to this union, nine children were born, later seventeen grandchildren, then six great grandchildren, who called him. "Papa."
Preceding his death was his loving and devoted wife, Thelmarie Green Turner, his father, Boyd Turner Sr, his mother, Hattie Lloyd Turner, one sister, Ida Mae Rogers and five brothers, Willie J. Boyd, Archie Prentiss Turner, Boyd Turner Jr., Eugene Weldon Turner and his twin, Arthur Curtis Turner, Sr.
Surviving to cherish the memories of James, his loving sister, Helen Baucum, his 9 children, Stevie J of Kernersville, Audrey, James warren, Sheila (James) Martin, Celeste, Ronald, Robert (Marsha) and Michael all of High Point and Sherman (Petra) of Germany, also surviving are his seventeen grandchildren, Stevie Jr., Lakisha, Dominique (Travis) Scott, Talea, Chelsea,, Vickki (Tony) Price, Andrena (Darren) Toomer, Chiquita, Damien, Kenny, Alaina, Wilm Keanna, Kamron, Jr., A'Carsia and Jada, six great grandchildren, Jayden, Anya, Zakyus, Lishawn, Alyssa and Akaiha and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of dear friends.
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