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Doris Turpin


Doris McGuire Nelson Turpin passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2013.
She was the daughter of Fred Shelton McGuire and Hattie White McGuire, Colony.
She was the wife of Ramond Turpin, who preceded her in death.
She leaves as survivors son Don Nelson; daughter Vickie Nelson Holbrook; grandchildren Roy L. Holbrook, Crystal Holbrook, Jeff Nelson and Lisa Nelson Everhart; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Payton Holbrook, Kimberly Mowrey, Blayne Banks, Torie Johnson, Celeste Hunter and Cameron and Carson Everhart; and several nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister Lois McGuire Trammel and brothers Wayne and Ronald McGuire.
She was a member of Baptist Temple in San Antonio.
There was a private graveside service Feb. 21 in Mission Park in San Antonio.
Memorials in honor of Doris may be made to the charity of your choice.


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