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Eloise "Ease" Bell Turner

July 17, 1927 — May 31, 2023


Eloise “Ease” Bell Turner, 95, of Harlowe, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Eloise was born in Harlowe, North Carolina, on July 17, 1927, to the late Armistead Nash Bell and Pearl Small Bell. As the last survivor of eleven children, she was predeceased by her brothers, Cecil, Edsel, RW, Royal; 2 sets of twin brothers, Clyde and Carl, and David and Roger; and sisters, Blanche Williams and Lina Bell Bowlin.

In addition to her parents and siblings, Eloise was predeceased by her husband, Luther Turner, who passed away on July 20, 1969.

Left to cherish her memories are her sons, Eddie Turner and Tony Turner (Belinda); grandsons, Michael and Brad Turner; granddaughter, Kelly White (Scott); and great-grandchildren, Ben and Luke Turner, Peyton and Skyler Turner, Emily and Addie White, and Austin Wills. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Sheron Bell, Brenda Bell, and Virginia Bell; along with many special nieces and nephews.

Her greatest joys in life were God, her Harlowe United Methodist Church family, family and friends, and time spent working in her yard, which she maintained until the age of 88. She was known by the people who loved her most as Mama, Ease, Gran-Gran, and Grandmama.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 3rd at Harlowe United Methodist Church Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Rochele Bailey and Rev. Dave Rimmer. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the Harlowe United Methodist Church. Casual attire is requested.  (See the link below for the Service Bulletin.)

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to Harlowe United Methodist Church and mailed to 5129 NC-101, Newport, NC 28570.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, June 3, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Harlowe United Methodist Church

4261 State Route 101, Newport, NC 28570

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Harlowe United Methodist Cemetery

4261 State Route 101, Newport, NC 28570

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