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James Melvin Turnage
(February 15, 1930 - December 5, 2012)

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James Melvin Turnage, 82, of Kinston passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Bessie Turnage; sisters, Grace Barnes, Faye Evans, and Doris Howard; and brother, Danny Turnage.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Joy W. Turnage of the home; daughters, Karen T. Pilson and husband Richard of Cape Carteret, Sherry T. Broadhurst and husband Frank “Shane” of New Bern, Valerie T. Dunn and husband Billy of Winterville; sons, James Michael Turnage and wife Susan of Morehead City and Charles F. Butler and wife Patricia of Fuquay Varina; sisters, Christine Talton of Lucama, Jackie Taylor and husband George of Black Creek, Linda Watts and husband Terry of Homer, La. and Ethel Gates of Lucama; brothers, Freeman Turnage and wife Dorothy of Kinston and Gary Turnage and wife Sandra of Pink Hill; grandchildren, Clayton Turner of Kinston, Zac Turnage of Morehead City, Ross Dunn, Bradley Dunn and Kelly Dunn, all of Winterville and Shannon Natale and husband Joe of Fuquay Varina; great grandchild, Lacy Natale of Fuquay Varina; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with Minister Robert Goff officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Continuum Home Care & Hospice, 704 M Plaza Boulevard, Kinston, NC 28501 or to Kinston Church of Christ, 1901 Sunset Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504.

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