Mr. James William Turpin Jr., age 84, of Young Harris, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2016. James was born on January 09, 1932 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the late James Irwin and Bonnie (Berrong) Turpin. Junior, as he was known, was a Deacon and a member of Old Union Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Hughes and sister, Opal Chastain. Survivors include his loving wife, Maona Turpin of Young Harris; daughter, Patricia Diane Nichols, three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one niece, five nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation: Old Union Baptist Church on Friday, December 23, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Services: Old Union Baptist Church on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Rickey Rogers and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. Music provided by Rodney Underwood, Billy Nichols, and Bobby Taylor.
Interment immediately following the service at Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Randy Nichols, Sammy Hughes, Randy Thomas, Tommy Flanagan, Tracey Jenkins and Junior Norton.
Honorary pallbearers: Myron Norton, Mark Norton, Matt Norton, and Rex Norton.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery fund. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia in charge of arrangements.