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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Virginia Balser Turpin

June 24, 1930September 11, 2019
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Virginia Balser Turpin, 89, of Madison Heights passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Heritage Green. She was the wife of the late John Thurman Turpin. Born June 24, 1930, in Natural Bridge, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Dexter Marshall, Sr. and the late Lemma Flint Marshall.

Virginia retired from the Chapstick Corporation and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, Virginia was preceded in death by two siblings, Hugh Dexter Marshall, Jr. and Helen Crist.

Virginia is survived by many loving family members including her son, Larry D. Balser and his wife Joan of Lynchburg; grandson, John Balser and his wife Jenna of Christiansburg; her precious great granddaughter, Abigail Balser; sister, Elizabeth Bryant of Natural Bridge; sister-in-law, Lucy Marshall of Natural Bridge; four nieces, Dreama Talley, Audra Daniel and her husband Bryan, Linda Marshall and Debbie Dameron and her husband Jerry; one nephew, Ronnie Marshall and his wife Bridgette; and other loving family members and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel. Interment will follow 2:00 p.m. at Broad Creek/Miller Cemetery in Natural Bridge.

The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m., Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the residence of her son, Larry D. Balser.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.

  • FAMILY

  • Hugh Dexter Marshall Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Lemma Flint Marshall, Mother (deceased)
  • John Thurman Turpin, Husband (deceased)
  • Hugh Dexter Marshall Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Helen Crist, Sister (deceased)
  • Larry D. Balser, Son
  • Joan Balser, Daughter-in-law
  • John Balser & his wife Jenna, Grandson
  • Abigail Balser, Great Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Bryant, Sister
  • Lucy Marshall, Sister-in-law
  • Dreama Talley, Niece
  • Audra Daniel & her husband Ryan, Niece
  • Linda Marshall, Niece
  • Debbie Dameron & her husband Jerry, Niece
  • Ronnie Marshall & his wife Bridgette, Nephew
  • Virginia is also survived by other loving family members and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Debbie Dameron
  • Jerry Dameron
  • Matthew Dameron
  • Scott Dameron
  • Bryan Daniel
  • Ronnie Marshall
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2019

Memories

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Kay Woody

September 16, 2019

So sorry to hear about Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kay and Sonny Woody

Sue Hatcher

September 14, 2019

Larry and family, So sorry to hear about Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sue and David

Karen Steller

September 12, 2019

Larry & family,

Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.

Claudio, Joe, Karen, Candice & all the guys.

Wanda Coffey

September 12, 2019

Larry, mom and I are so sorry for your loss, she was such a sweet friend and neighbor to our mom. She will be greatly missed.
Elizabeth Bryant and Wanda Coffey

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Biography

Virginia Balser Turpin, 89, of Madison Heights passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Heritage Green. She was the wife of the late John Thurman Turpin. Born June 24, 1930, in Natural Bridge, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Dexter Marshall, Sr. and the late Lemma Flint Marshall.

Virginia retired from the Chapstick Corporation and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, Virginia was preceded in death by two siblings, Hugh Dexter Marshall, Jr. and Helen Crist.

Virginia is survived by many loving family members including her son, Larry D. Balser and his wife Joan of Lynchburg; grandson, John Balser and his wife Jenna of Christiansburg; her precious great granddaughter, Abigail Balser; sister, Elizabeth Bryant of Natural Bridge; sister-in-law, Lucy Marshall of Natural Bridge; four nieces, Dreama Talley, Audra Daniel and her husband Bryan, Linda Marshall and Debbie Dameron and her husband Jerry; one nephew, Ronnie Marshall and his wife Bridgette; and other loving family members and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel. Interment will follow 2:00 p.m. at Broad Creek/Miller Cemetery in Natural Bridge.

The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m., Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the residence of her son, Larry D. Balser.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.