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Anne Turner Champion

December 13, 1933 ~ May 1, 2019 (age 85)


December 13, 1933 – May 1, 2019


LOUISBURG – Anne Turner Champion, 85, of Louisburg, died Wednesday night, surrounded by family.

Mrs. Champion was a daughter of the late Pomp and Nobie Turner.   She married William E. Champion, Sr.  of White Level on July 25, 1953.  They raised 2 daughters and a son.  Anne was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Pomp and Nobie Turner; brothers Eugene, Cecil, Joe and John Turner; sisters Mary Lee Hicks, Elsie Radford and Dorothy Turner; and infant daughter Elizabeth Champion.

Mrs. Champion is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, William Champion; daughters Dianne Champion of Goldsboro and Linda Thomas (Warren) of Louisburg and son “Billy” Champion of the home; sisters Joyce Crider (Nelson) and Carol Boone; grandchildren Rachel Gurkin (Jamie); Junior Thomas (Rhonda), Earl Thomas and Jimmy Garcia; great-grandchildren Megan King, Ashley and Haylie Thomas, Dalton Cowley and Micaiah Gurkin.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Gupton Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg,

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