OBITUARY

Charlotte Christene Powell

January 13, 1933November 11, 2020
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Mrs. Charlotte Christene Turnmire Powell, age 87, a resident of Shaire Center in Lenoir passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Charlotte was born on January 13, 1933 in Caldwell County to the late Roger Richard Turnmire and Grace McCall Turnmire. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by one sister, Jean Haskins; two brothers – Richard Turnmire and Bill Turnmire and her beloved grandson, Erik Warren Soots.

Charlotte graduated from Gamewell High School in 1951. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She attended Heritage Pentecostal Church in Whitnel prior to her transition to Shaire Center. She was a Godly woman who focused on helping people and was very active in church frequently teaching sunday school classes. Charlotte was a dedicated volunteer at the Storehouse Food Ministry in Lenoir. She was an excellent cook and looked for any opportunity to give people one of her delicious desserts.

Charlotte worked as a sales associate at A & P Grocery store and Roses in Lenoir. She began her sewing career at Shadowline in Morganton and then Crestline (Corson) Furniture in Valdese. Upon retirerment, she worked part-time at Shields of Lenoir.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loyal and faithful husband of nearly 70 years, Robert Lee Powell who was by her side daily until late evening at Shaire Center; one son, Jimmy Lee Powell and wife, Janet of Lenoir and their daughter, Andrea Hambright and husband, David of Hickory; one daughter, Sharon Powell Soots and husband, Ray of Granite Falls; one grandaughter – Angel Price and husband, Brian of Lenoir; two grandsons – Barry Soots and wife, Esther of Jacksonville, Florida and Jeff Soots and wife, Kellie of Charlotte; five great-grandchildren – Kristy Parker, Megan Soots, Lauren Price, Chris Price and Brittany Price and three great-great grandchildren – Charlotte Price and Jaiden and Kaileb Blow. She had numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

A funeral service to honor Charlotte will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12:00 noon in the chapel of Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Smith officiating. A private family burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Lenoir.

Charlotte's family members will be serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.

Mrs. Powell's family would like to convey their utmost gratitude to Shaire Nursing Center and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care staff who took such amazing care of Charlotte and showed her such genuine love. Memorials may be made in her honor to Caldwell hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Charlotte Christene Turnmire Powell.

  • FAMILY

  • Husband of nearly 70 years-Robert Lee Powell
    Son, Jimmy Lee Powell and wife, Janet and their daughter, Andrea Hambright and husband, David of Hickory;
    Daughter-Sharon Powell Soots and husband, Ray
    Grandaughter – Angel Price and husband, Brian
    Two grandsons – Barry Soots and wife, Esther and Jeff Soots and wife, Kellie
    Five great-grandchildren – Kristy Parker, Megan Soots, Lauren Price, Chris Price and Brittany Price and three great-great grandchildren – Charlotte Price and Jaiden and Kaileb Blow.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Price
  • Brian Price
  • Charlie Walker
  • Duane Turnmire
  • Scott Turnmire
  • MIchael Turnmire
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Delene(Deany) Cornett

November 13, 2020

I know exactly where my Aunt Charlotte is today, at the feet of Jesus. She lived for Him and served as a witness of Him in her heart her entire life. She was like a mom to me and I look forward to the day I'll see her again. I'll never forget how she and Uncle Robert would kneel by Sharon's bed, when I spent the night and pray with us. Both their lives showed me Jesus. Our vacations camping were awesome too. Wonderful memories of a beautiful soul.

Andrea Holman

November 13, 2020

I am honored that I was given an opportunity to be one of her nurses. Charlotte loved to dress nice and her daughter made sure she had plenty of beautiful choices. She was very sweet and had a loyal and diligent husband. She was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed❤️

Linda Swanson Davidson

November 12, 2020

As a child Mrs Powell was my Sunday school teacher. She was so sweet and always made our Sunday class interesting and so much fun. Even as a child I admired her. My sympathies to Mr Powell and the family. May the Lord keep you.

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Biography

Mrs. Charlotte Christene Turnmire Powell, age 87, a resident of Shaire Center in Lenoir passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Charlotte was born on January 13, 1933 in Caldwell County to the late Roger Richard Turnmire and Grace McCall Turnmire. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by one sister, Jean Haskins; two brothers – Richard Turnmire and Bill Turnmire and her beloved grandson, Erik Warren Soots.

Charlotte graduated from Gamewell High School in 1951. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She attended Heritage Pentecostal Church in Whitnel prior to her transition to Shaire Center. She was a Godly woman who focused on helping people and was very active in church frequently teaching sunday school classes. Charlotte was a dedicated volunteer at the Storehouse Food Ministry in Lenoir. She was an excellent cook and looked for any opportunity to give people one of her delicious desserts.

Charlotte worked as a sales associate at A & P Grocery store and Roses in Lenoir. She began her sewing career at Shadowline in Morganton and then Crestline (Corson) Furniture in Valdese. Upon retirerment, she worked part-time at Shields of Lenoir.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loyal and faithful husband of nearly 70 years, Robert Lee Powell who was by her side daily until late evening at Shaire Center; one son, Jimmy Lee Powell and wife, Janet of Lenoir and their daughter, Andrea Hambright and husband, David of Hickory; one daughter, Sharon Powell Soots and husband, Ray of Granite Falls; one grandaughter – Angel Price and husband, Brian of Lenoir; two grandsons – Barry Soots and wife, Esther of Jacksonville, Florida and Jeff Soots and wife, Kellie of Charlotte; five great-grandchildren – Kristy Parker, Megan Soots, Lauren Price, Chris Price and Brittany Price and three great-great grandchildren – Charlotte Price and Jaiden and Kaileb Blow. She had numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

A funeral service to honor Charlotte will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12:00 noon in the chapel of Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Smith officiating. A private family burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Lenoir.

Charlotte's family members will be serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.

Mrs. Powell's family would like to convey their utmost gratitude to Shaire Nursing Center and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care staff who took such amazing care of Charlotte and showed her such genuine love. Memorials may be made in her honor to Caldwell hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Charlotte Christene Turnmire Powell.

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