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Ethel  Dee Gahagen  Turner
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Obituary for Ethel Dee Gahagen Turner

DURHAM: Ethel Dee Gahagen Turner, 88, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was born in Sturgis, KY to the late Robert Lee Gahagen and Ethel Lee Walker Gahagen. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Walter Bryan Turner; daughters, Linda Honeycutt and husband Roger, Cathy Hickman and husband Mike, Paula Gordon and husband Scott, Carol Horne, and Cindy Williams and husband Ricky; 8 grandchildren, Ginger Wilborn, Dale Honeycutt and wife Nichole, Bryan Hickman and wife Beth, Cate Hickman, Scott Horne and wife Hannah, Brandi McDaniel and husband Matt, Christy Wicker and husband Scott, and Rick Williams and wife Karen; 12 great-grandchildren, Carson and Morgan Wilborn, Trey and Wyatt Honeycutt, Liam and Eloise Hickman, Trent and Grayson Horne, Savannah and Turner McDaniel, and Cole and Kaylie Wicker; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Dee (Grandma T.) loved the Lord and adored her family, especially all of the children. She made beautiful quilts which her family will forever cherish, and was an exceptional seamstress.

Visitation will be at Clements Funeral Home in Durham on Monday, May 29th from 5 to 7 pm. The family will also receive friends at her home on Monday from 1 to 4 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 11am, Tuesday, May 30th at Clements Funeral Home by Rev. Ernest Ferrell. and Rev. Jerry Johnson. Burial will follow at 3 pm at Rockfish Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Wallace, NC with Rev. Love officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dale Honeycutt, Bryan Hickman, Scott Horne, Matt McDaniel, Scott Wicker and Rick Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Honeycutt, Mike Hickman, Scott Gordon and Ricky Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Duke HomeCare and Hospice at 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation to Durham Ridge Assisted Living and Duke HomeCare and Hospice for the love and care they have shown to Mom and all of us.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Rockfish Presbyterian Church Cemetery

6270 NC-41
Wallace, NC 28466

Memorial Contribution

Duke HomeCare and Hospice

4321 Medical Park Drive
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27704

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