Mrs. Maona Turpin, age 84, of Young Harris, Georgia passed away on December 23, 2019. Maona was born on February 13, 1935 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the late James Ernest and Mae (Hooper) Norton. She was a member of Old Union Baptist Church for many years. Maona was a wonderful mom and mamaw who loved life. Many times, she could be found tending to her yard and flowers. She also had a passion for cooking. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Mr. James Turpin and daughter, Elizabeth Hughes. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Allan Nichols; brother and sister-in-law, James Ernest Jr. and Peggy Norton; sister, Gaynell Barrett; grandchildren, Sabrina and Randy Thomas, Randy and Heather Nichols and Nicole Rhea; six great grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation: Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Old Union Baptist Church in Young Harris.
Service: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Old Union Baptist Church in Young Harris.
Interment: Saturday, December 28, 2019 following the service at Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Young Harris.
Banister-Cooper Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements.
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