Apex Funeral Home


James Edward Turner

December 14, 1948January 24, 2018

James Edward Turner, 69, of Holly Springs, NC, formerly of Newport, VT, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at his home in Holly Springs, NC.

James was born in Newport, VT to the late Clesson Edwin Turner and Hazel Desjardin Turner. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Newport, VT and was a Vietnam War veteran of the US Army. James was employed as an audiology technician with Industrial Hearing Testing Inc. in Auburn, MA. He enjoyed spending time with family and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, David and Earl Turner; and sister-in-law, Mary Turner.

James is survived by his wife of 47 years, Connie Turner; sons, Clesson Turner and wife, Suzanne O'Neill and Cal Turner and wife, Penny Turner; sisters, Claire Giuranna and husband, Carl, Anne Cote and husband, Sonny, Lois Jenks and husband, Peter and Linda Lawson; three grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan and Nora Turner; and his faithful German Shepherd, Dakota.

A Funeral Mass will be held 11am January 30, 2018 at Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018


  • Visitation Following the Service


James Edward Turner

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Chantal Byrd (Grimard)

February 1, 2018

Dear Connie & family,

I was very sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We haven't spoken in many years Connie, but I still think of you very fondly and I am truly sorry for your loss.

Thankfully my mom tells me that you are living close to one of your sons, so it is my hope that him & his family will help you get through this pain & heal.

Anna Young

February 1, 2018

Dear Connie and family,
I was so very sorry to hear that Jim passed away.
Wish I could be there for you. I think of you often and would like to be in contact with you again.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Anna Young - Derby, VT (i moved but still have the same phone number)

Scott & Paula Rafferty

January 29, 2018

Dear Connie, Clesson, and Cal,

Sorry to hear of your loss of Jim. We, & Grace Brethren Church are praying for you.

Love, Scott & Paula

MaryJane Turner

January 27, 2018

My thoughts and love to you all. There are so many wonderful memories of him. He was such a good man and he was there when I needed a friend. Wish you were closer so I could give you all a hug during this difficult time and after. Love you all. Mary Jane

Charlie & Jean Bezio

January 26, 2018

Connie, Cal & Clesson, so very sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

January 26, 2018

Sympathies to the family. Although I had not seen Jim in many years, I have good memories of him in our high school class. May he rest in peace.
Sr. Monique Couture, FCSCJ

PENNY Turner

January 26, 2018

Forever in my heart.

January 26, 2018

Connie, Cal and Clesson - I have very special memories of my Uncle Jim. I looked forward to our annual summer vacations to Newport. My mom loves Jim so very much. You are so very lucky to have shared your lives with him.

Barb Giuranna Dlugolecki - Claire's daughter

Jane Comtois

January 26, 2018

My sympathy to Connie and all my Turner Family. Marcel and I have so many memories of Jim and will cherish them.

Jennifer Bowen-Fortin

January 26, 2018

Connie, Cal and Clesson,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim (dad). My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.