Kimberly Alison Turley, 21, Granddaughter Of Doph Cramer

Kimberly Alison Turley, age 21, lost her life in a hiking accident and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, June 12, 2005, at North Carolina's South Mountain State Park.

She fell to her death photographing a waterfall.

Alison was born October 15, 1983, in Charleston, West Virginia.

She was the granddaughter of Dortha (Doph) Cramer Turley, CCHS Class of '52, who made her home with the Oscar Garretson family during her youth.

She was also the great niece of Jim Garretson of Grantsville.

She is preceded in death by her Mother Elizabeth R. Turley and paternal Great Grandfather W. Ira Reese.

Alison was currently living in Charlotte, N.C., a student at Central Piedmont Community College and an employee of Painting Pros in Charlotte. Alison attended Cross Lanes Christian School from kindergarten and was a 2002 graduate. She participated in sports and a variety of other school activities.

Alison is survived by her fiancé, Frank T. Van Wert of Charlotte; father, Chris Turley of Charlotte and girlfriend, Lisa M. Michels; sister, Lori J. Neubert and husband, Jason W. Neubert of Fairfax, Va.; sister, Leslie Anne Turley of Shepherdstown, WV; maternal grandparents, Larry and Marilyn Chapman of Culloden, WV; and paternal grandparents, Bob and Dot Turley of Hurricane, WV.

Alison held a unique place in the lives of those around her; she had a sweet, upbeat, and energetic personality; she was very witty with a rich sense of humor and brought life to gatherings of friends and family. She was very loving, genuine, and loyal to her family and her friends. Alison brought untold joy to all our lives on a daily basis. Watching her mature into a beautiful young lady so full of life, hope, and dreams makes this time so much the harder.

The unexpected loss of our precious Alison has forever changed the course of all our lives. She will be sorely missed, grieved, and will forever hold a dear and precious place in our hearts. We love and deeply miss our little Angel.

Our hurt and grief has been eased by the outpouring of prayers, love, cards, food, and support from our family and each of our friends. We cannot express our gratitude to each of you for your sacrifices of time and energy.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 16, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, WV. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road with burial to follow at Valley View Memorial Park in Hurricane.

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