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Doyle Turbyfill, WATAUGA

Published June 10th, 2013 10:31 pm

Hebrews 10: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Doyle Charles Turbyfill, 90, Ivy Hall Nursing Home, formerly of Watauga went home to be with his Lord Sunday June 9, 2013 following an extended illness. A native of Avery County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Joseph & Ida Keller Turbyfill. He had lived most of his life in Carter County. He retired in 1992 from North American Rayon Corporation after 44 years of employment. Mr. Turbyfill was a very active member of Borderview Christian Church until the beginning of his illness in August 2008. He was a former Deacon and Greeter of the church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son: Jerry Kenneth Turbyfill in June 25, 2008, his son-in-law: I.B. Davis in June 10, 2009, his grandson: Michael Charles Davis in August 11, 2010, eight brothers: Arthur, Roscoe, Hilton, Gentry, Dallas, Barney, Robert and Denny Turbyfill and three sisters: Ines Puckett, Dorothy O’Quinn and Della Phipps. He was the last member of his family
Survivors include his wife of 71 years: Muriel Carter Turbyfill. Two Daughters and One son-=in-law: Beverly & Craig Murray and Sharran Davis all of Elizabethton. A Daughter-in-law: Rita Turbyfill, Wellford, South Carolina. A Grandson and his wife: Christopher & Kristi Davis, Elizabethton. A Granddaughter and her husband: Stephanie & Kevin Hyder, Wellford, South Carolina. Three Great Grandchildren: Preston, Karrigan & Brylee Davis. Several Nieces & Nephews.
A Service to Celebrate the life of Doyle Turbyfill will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Borderview Christian Church. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Suzette Markland, Ray Don Markland, Scott Reynolds and the Congregation. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday and also at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday will be: Preston Davis, Gerald Holly, Harold Hicks, Scott Reynolds, Lawrence Ritchie, Jody Crowe, Bill Turbyfill and Ray Don Markland. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jack Love, Howard Bowers, Earl Ellis, Ray Markland, Jack Williams, his church family and friends at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Judy & Victor Deloach, the entire staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for excellent care that our husband and father received due his stay there. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Borderview Christian Church. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.