Sylvia R. Turner
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Portsmouth - Sylvia Leigh Rawls Turner died April 27, 2013 in Kitty Hawk, NC. Born May 12, 1919 in Aulander, NC, she was predeceased by her parents, Starky and Beulah Rawls, and husband, James R. Turner. A graduate nurse of Norfolk General Hospital, Class of 1940, she was an RN and Captain in the U.S. Army in WWII with the 45th General Hospital in Africa and Italy. Sylvia retired from the American Red Cross Tidewater Blood Center in Norfolk, and was a member of the Eastern Star, Esther Chapter #37.
Survivors include a son, Robert G. Turner and wife Catherine, and grandson Emerson, of Kitty Hawk, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel is in charge. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 28, 2013