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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Wednesday June 1st, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Clinchfield United Methodist Church
Thursday June 2nd, 2022

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Barbara McPeters Turner


Barbara McPeters Turner, age 83, of Marion, North Carolina passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 with her loving family by her side. A native of McDowell County, Barbara was born on June 14, 1938 to the late Jesse and Geneva McEntyre McPeters.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Turner and one son-in-law, Ricky Benfield.


Barbara was a longtime member of Clinchfield United Methodist Church and retired from the McDowell County School cafeteria system. She was an avid L.A. Dodgers and Duke Blue Devils fan. She was known as a very independent, hardworking woman who loved the Lord and working with The Shepherd’s Table. Barbara was a loving mother, granny, sister and great-granny, who enjoyed crocheting and was an excellent cook.


Left to cherish her memories are three children, Debra Simpson (Bobby), Brenda Benfield and Keith Turner (Rita); four siblings, Carolyn Boles, Ruth Weiler, Dorothy Autrey and Gerald McPeters (Gayla); seven grandchildren, Dylan Simpson, Amber Callahan (Chris), Ricky Brandon Benfield (Lindsey), Cory Benfield (Stephanie), Haley Robinson (Brandon), Sarah Turner and Kalynn Turner. Also surviving Barbara are six great-grandchildren, Mason Simpson, Paisley Simpson, Colton Callahan, Chase Callahan, Emma Benfield, Liana Robinson and one on the way; and special friend, Sonny Bartle.


The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Clinchfield United Methodist Church with Reverends Walter Pegues and Jeff Duncan officiating. Interment will follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park.


Flowers are accepted and appreciated, but those wishing to make a donation in Barbara’s memory are asked to consider, The Shepherd’s Table, PO Box 429, Marion, North Carolina. 28752.


The family wishes to give a special thanks to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, especially Susan Jimison.

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I am so sorry to read of Barbara's passing, but I'm thankful I ran across this obituary. I've looked at all the pictures and in my mind have relived several early years of my life. I road the school bus with Barbara, and Carolyn, and Dorothy for my elementary school years. I grew up farther on up Cane Creek Road and we waited on the school bus together under the big pine tree. I have thought of them through the years fondly. I see that Barbara stayed cute all her life and still had that pretty smile. Her daughters are beautiful. Then we all got through with school and went on our own way, and I lost track of them. I hope all the family are fine and I send prayers and love to each of you. Thank you for the great pictures that took me back over a part of my life. I treasure the memories. Love, Joyce Ann Grindstaff Sigmon Howell howelljoyce2010@hotmail.com

Joyce Ann Grindstaff Sigmon Howell Jul 15 2022 4:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Turner

Renee'Stevens Jun 3 2022 1:00 PM

I am so sorry for Ms Barbara's passing. She was a delight!

Freddie Killough Jun 2 2022 11:07 AM

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Tiffany Sisk and Family Jun 1 2022 7:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Turner

Billie Cline Jun 1 2022 3:28 PM

The Lord has embraced you, now you are home.

Carlos & Dorraine Hernandex Jun 1 2022 1:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Turner

Carolyn Boles Jun 1 2022 12:11 PM

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