Naomi Yvonne Smith Turner, 80, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, March 28, 2011. Born in Burke County, NC on October 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Tellis Herman Smith and Hixie Marie Poteat Smith.Yvonne was a devoted member of North Morganton Baptist Church, where she taught during Vacation Bible School and played piano when needed. She found much joy being the Sunday School Teacher of the Lydia Sunday School Class until her health declined.For many years she was a cost accountant at Shadowline. After retirement from Shadowline, she helped the Board of Elections on Election Day. Yvonne loved to knit, cook, decorate cakes, and work in her flower gardens.A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Yvonne is survived by her son, Larry D. Turner of Morganton; a daughter, Kathy Turner Tudor and husband, John, of Morganton; grandchildren, Jennifer Kincaid and husband, Chris, and Matthew Tudor; and great-grandchildren, Hunter Greene and Chase Kincaid, both of Morganton. She is also survived by a sister, Maxine Smith Anderson and husband, Jim, of Augusta, GA; a sister-in-law, Modean Tallent Smith of Morganton; nephews, Michael Smith of Morganton and Jim Anderson of Glendale, CA; and nieces, Karen Rauton and Laura Manning of Augusta, and Dian Goodnight of Morganton.In addition to her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Alton Turner and her brother, Billy Tellis Smith.The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2011 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center with Rev. Kenny Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to North Morganton Baptist Church, 101 View Street, Morganton, NC 28655 or to the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church Street, Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202.
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