Turner, Sandy Tyo (2008)

Obituary of Sandy Tyo Turner ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Sandy Tyo Turner, age 59 of Marion passed away on Thursday October 2, 2008 at  The McDowell Hospital. A native of McDowell County, Sandy was born on October 20, 1948 to the late Otis Archie Tyo and Garnet Malcolm Tyo of Marion. Her family will remember her as a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister. Her love of gardening with her father continued even after his passing and she was quite talented at growing vegetables and flowers. She also enjoyed writing poetry.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three children, Kimberly Pritchard, Kevin Elliott and Tonia Bartlett and her husband Fabian, all of Marion; a sister Naomi Hollifield and her husband Leroy of Marion; two brothers, Archie Tyo and his wife Joanne of Cornelius and Tunis Tyo of Texas; four grandchildren, Christopher Pritchard of Michigan and Kayla, Amber and Matthew Bartlett, all of Marion; and eight nieces and nephews.

No services are planned. At her request, memorials may be made to the family at PO Box 3124 Marion, NC 28752. Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 8, 2008 Volume 14 # 40