Jeanette Cartner Turner

Published 10:46 am Monday, January 18, 2021

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Mrs. Jeanette Cartner Turner, 83, died on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

She was born April 16, 1937 in Iredell County to Clyde and Blanche Cartner. On the day she graduated from Harmony High School in 1955, she began working at R.J. Reynolds and held many positions there until her retirement 32 years later. She was a member of several clubs and organizations, most notably The Red Hat Society, the Memories of Santa Club, and the TPA. She also served as secretary of Woodman Life and as a team mom of South Little League. She attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Herman Cartner, and her sister-in-law, Carol Turner Forrest.

Survivors: her husband, James “Jim” Turner; son, Alex Turner and wife Patricia; grandchildren, Rodolfo Rivera, Camila Rivera, and Micaela Rivera; sister, Coleen Peacock (Gil); sisters-in-law, Mary Hilton, Carolyn Cartner, and Elizabeth Leonard (Ralph); brothers-in-law, Steve Turner (Hilda) and Norman Forrest; stepbrothers, Larry Harbin and Thomas Harbin (Vicki); niece, Saundra Forrest; and nephews, Phillip Forrest (Grace), Alan Bowles (Kelly), Andy Bowles (Melissa), Chad Forrest (Christy), Ben Forrest (Jennifer), and J.B. Turner.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Parklawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Mary Miller officiating. The body lie in state on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.

Memorias: Ronald McDonald House Charities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL, 60673-1263 or Mt. Carmel UMC/Love Fund, 4265 Ebert Road, Winston-Salem, 27127.