July 23, 2008
ADNA MAE BENTON
PELL CITY — Funeral service for Mrs. Adna Mae Benton, 78, will be Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Usrey Chapel, Pell City, with the Rev. Billy Patterson and the Rev. Carroll Spain officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Benton died Monday, July 21, 2008 in Birmingham. She was a member of the Moody Parkway Church of God. Survivors are her husband, Douglas Benton of Pell City; daughters, Brenda Swain of Geraldine and Joan Gragg Sims of Munford; sons, Larry (Dorothy) White of Jemison and Steve (Sheila) White of Kowagia; stepdaughter, Cheryl White of Montevallo; 12 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Usrey Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the service.
SYLACAUGA — Graveside services for Mr. Ricky Darby, age 49, will be Wednesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. at the Darby Cemetery
in Hollins with Bro. Roy Johnson officiating. Mr. Darby passed away Monday, July 21, 2008 at the Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga. He was a native and life long resident of Clay County and had worked in the shipping department of the Eva Jane Plant at Avondale Mills for 20 years. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Darby of Hollins; one daughter, Brittany Darby of Sylacauga; four sisters, Brenda Joiner (Donald), Dianne Mason (Jimmy), Angie Robinson (Eugene) all of Hollins, and Carolyn Harmon (Kenny) of Weogufka; two brothers, Doyle Darby (Beverly) of Jemison and Alton Darby of Hollins. He was preceded in death by his father, Stewart Darby; and one brother, Billy Ray Darby.
Pallbearers will be Donald Joiner, Jimmy Mason, Eugene Robinson, Kenny Harmon, Charles Joiner and Edwin Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Grice, Donald Lightsey, Kevin Barnett, Elton Connelley and Chad Kissic. The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday July 23. Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland in charge of the arrangements. Sign on condolences at www.benefieldfuneralhome.com.
JAMES MATHEW MUNROE
TALLADEGA — Graveside Rites for Mr. James Mathew Munroe, 42, will be Wednesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery
with the Rev. Leeann Scarbrough officiating. Mr. Munroe died Monday, July 21, 2008 at his residence. He was a graduate of Talladega High School, Shelton State and attended the University of Alabama. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was employed by United Health Viva Insurance as an entrepreneur. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James D. Munroe of Talladega; and brother, Mark Daniel Munroe of Talladega. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23, at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ones favorite charity or First Presbyterian Church. Usrey Funeral Home in Talladega will direct the service.
ARTHUR LOUIS PEARSALL
SYLACAUGA — Arthur Louis Pearsall, 85, died July 22, 2008 at Brookwood Medical Center. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
JAMES LEONARD STEVENS SR.
CHILDERSBUG — Funeral service for James Leonard Stevens Sr., 74, will be Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel with the Rev. William Rayfield officiating. Burial will be in Childersburg Cemetery. Mr. Stevens died July 21, 2008 at Citizens Baptist Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his mother, Birdie Stevens; father, Marcus Newsome Stevens; sister, Audrey Prestridge. He worked as a millwright for many years for Beaunit and National Standard Mfg. Co. He loved to work with his hands, the outdoors and life. Survivors are his wife, Vera Mae Stevens of Childersburg; son, James Leonard Stevens Jr. of Fayetteville; daughter, Dorcy Yvette Anderson of Harpersville; three grandchildren, April Ray (Jason) of Pleasant Grove, Donna Green (Philip) of Childersburg and Crystal Kelley (Lance Allen) of Harpersville; one great grandchild, Payton Ray. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23, from 5-8 p.m. at Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel. Curtis and Son Funeral Home Childersburg Chapel will direct the service.
JAMES "FUZZY" WARD
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service for James "Fuzzy" Ward, 77, will be Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Bob Owens officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sylacauga. Mr. Ward died Monday, July 21, 2008 at Coosa Valley Medical Center. He was preceded in death by two sons, William Maynard Ward and Charles Christopher Ward; parents, W.W. and Berta Ward; brothers, Louie, Fay, Mason, L.W. and Jack Ward; sisters, Gertie Jones and Ruth Bulger. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a Mason. He retired as a pulp mill superintendent from Kimberly-Clark in 1989 after 36 years of service. He was an avid fan of Alabama football and golf and volunteered at the Boys' Club of Sylacauga. Survivors are his wife of 54 years, Betty Davis Ward of Sylacauga; sons, Jimmy Ward and wife Jean of Roswell, Ga., Steve Ward and wife Judy of Sylacauga and Donnie Ward and wife Kim of Newnan, Ga.; brother, Burnas Ward of Sylacauga; sister, June Swint of Siloam Springs, AK; grandchildren, Amanda Ward Olsen and husband Pete, Allison Ward, Kellen Ward, Drew Ward, Sydney Ward, Haley Ward, Travis Ward and Jason Ward. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23, from 5-8 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 800 W. Park St., Sylacauga, Ala. 35150 or the Boys' Club of Sylacauga, 412 N. Pine St., Sylacauga, Ala. 35150.
Pallbearers will be Travis Ward, Pete Olsen, Jason Ward, Harold Ward, Drew Ward and Ernie Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Brooks, Eddie Forbus, Todd Reaves, Jerry Lewis, Steve Masters, Dan Schabel, The Rev. Charles Adkins and Judge Jerry Fielding. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
CHRISTY S. WOOD
LINCOLN — Christy S. Wood, age 52, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Christy was a beloved wife, mother, and friend, and loved everyone she ever came in contact with. Christy was born on May 12, 1956 in Dover, DE. She grew up with her parents, sisters, and brother in Homewood. Christy spent the last 15 years of her life serving the community of Lincoln in various capacities, including PTA president, Athletic Booster Club, and numerous other charities and organizations. Her true legacy will be the limitless love she spread amongst the people she knew. She was always quick to sacrifice herself for the good of others and would lend a hand or an ear to anyone in need of help. She was a great friend and family member and her presence will be truly missed. Christy is survived by her husband, Louis Wood Jr. of Lincoln; her two sons, Brett Wood and his wife Brooke of Raleigh, NC and Jeremy Wood of Lincoln; her mother, Patricia Shackelford of Lincoln; two sisters, Courtney Slater of Alabaster and Katie Vann of Homewood; a brother, Patrick Shackelford of Oak Mountain; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at on Saturday, July 26, at 1 p.m. at Lincoln United Methodist Church in Lincoln. Please send flowers to Lincoln United Methodist Church of Lincoln or in lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Cancer Society or Toys for Tots.
July 31, 2008
FLORIDA — Graveside services for Ruth Autrey, 85, will be at 10:30 am in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, So., Hoover, Ala. Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home Memorial Gardens directing.
MARY JO CARLISLE
ASHVILLE — Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jo Carlisle, 84, will be Friday, August 1 at 10am at Macedonia Baptist Church. Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City, will direct the service.
JAMES T. "JIM" FUNDERBURG
PELL CITY — James T. "Jim" Funderburg, passed away Sunday, July 27th, 2008. At the time of his death he was a resident of Pell City, Alabama, but for many years he lived in the East Lake community of Birmingham. He worked at Hayes Aircraft and was a long-term member of Ruhama Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, and his wife, Edith Avery Funderburg, and is survived by his five children, Betty Marvel, Tom Funderburg (Pattie), Noah Funderburg (Mary), Audrey West, and Connie Brigman (Chris), 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2008 at Coosa Valley Baptist Church. Visitation at Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City, Thursday, July 31, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Pell City Senior Citizens Activity Center. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City, will direct the services.
VERA DORIS GILLIAND
OHATCHEE — Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Doris Gilliand, 64, will be Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Usrey Chapel, Pell City with the Rev. Gerald Clark and the Rev. William Thomas officiating. Mrs. Gilliand died Monday, July 21, 2008 in Eastaboga. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Eugene Rich. She attended Cold Water Congregational Holiness Church and she enjoyed sitting with the elderly. She is survived by her husband, Joe Gilliand, Jr. of Ohatchee; sons, Raymond Rich, Jr. of Leeds, Kenneth Ray Rich of Ohatchee, Charles Anthony (Amy) Rich of Moody; stepdaughters, Tammie (Chuck) Hardy of LaGrange, Ga., Sandra (Mike) Sciacca of Pace, FL; sisters, Gladys (Foley) Rich of Pell City, Sue (Harold) Clayburn of Ohatchee, Ann (Charlie) Jackson of Oxford; brothers, Everett Ledbetter of Ohatchee, William Ledbetter of Canon City, CO, Gerald (Shelby) Ledbetter, Ga., Earl Ledbetter of Oxford, David (Ranna) Ledbetter of Weaver, Leland (Cheryl) Ledbetter of Oxford, Dennis Ledbetter of Oxford; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Usrey Funeral Home in Pell City will direct.
FANNIE BELL JONES
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Fannie Bell Jones, 92, formerly of Talladega, passed away Wednesday, July 30. Arrangements will be announced by Talladega Funeral Home.
JOHNNY WAYNE LOVETT
SYLACAUGA — Johnny Wayne Lovett, 47, died July 30 at Brookwood Medical Center. Arrangements will be made by Radney-Smith Funeral Home.
MARK T. MCCLUNEY
LINCOLN — Mr. Mark T. McCluney, 40, died Tuesday at St. Vincent's Hospital. Sims Funeral Service will announce arrangements.
MAMIE LUCILLE HUNSUCKER TURNER
PELL CITY — Mamie Lucille Hunsucker Turner, age 85, wife of the late James W. Turner, went home Sunday, July 27, 2008. She was born on January 19, 1923, in Bogachitta, Mississippi. She faithfully served the Lord and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by two children, daughter, Kathryn Turner Carroll and son, James F. (Beverly) Turner. Her surviving siblings are Raymond Hunsucker of Atlanta, Georgia, Richard Hunsucker of Thomasville, Georgia and Virginia H. Smith of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was blessed with nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. We rejoice in knowing that she is resting in the arms of Jesus. Services will be at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City, Alabama at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2008. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City, will direct the services.
BRENT — Mr. Tommie Weed, 55, formerly of Lincoln, died Wednesday at Carraway Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Sims Funeral Service.
August 1, 2008
CHARLOTTE ANN ALLEN
LINCOLN — Graveside service for Charlotte Ann Allen, 67, will be Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Ms. Allen died July 30, 2008. Survivors are a special loved one, Kenneth Agnew; daughter, Amanda Agnew; brother, Raymond Joseph Sieffert Jr.; sister, Virginia Catherine Rose Kerr; two grandchildren, Americle Lewis and Ayoliyone Dunn; and many special friends and extended family. Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the service.
BETTY JOYCE BRYANT
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service for Betty Joyce Bryant, 60, will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Keith Owensby officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant died July 31, 2008 at Sylacauga Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Donald Bryant; and mother, Lucille Watford. She was a member of Valley View Church of God. Survivors are a daughter, Patrenia Collins and husband Philip of Sylacauga; granddaughters, Allie and Addison Collins; father, Bud Etress and wife Charlotte of Sylacauga. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 1, from 5-8 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
CHILDERSBURG — Funeral services for Katherline Cowlin, 80, will be at on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Childersburg. Burial will be in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
in Talladega Springs. the Rev. Robert Hatten officiating. Ms. Cowlin died on July 26, 2008 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Hamilton of Boston, MA, and Bettye Johnson of Childersburg; three sons, Johnny Hamilton, Howard Hamilton and Charles Hamilton all of Childersburg; three sisters, Daisy Hamilton of Talladega, Essie Brown and Evelyn Ware both of Sylacauga; 26 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Detrick Crowe, Ron Johnson, Lamont Hamilton, Roderick Hamilton and Brian Brazier. Flower bearers will be granddaughters. Visitation will be at on Friday from 12-8 p.m. at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home will direct the services.
DETHEL HONEYCUTT GUY
CLANTON — Dethel Honeycutt Guy, 94, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Trinity Hospital, Birmingham. She was born on Saturday, Jan. 17, 1914 in Chilton Co., daughter of the late Houston Honeycutt and the late Pearl Robinson Honeycutt. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her daughter, Betty G. (Bill) Latta; four grandchildren, Dr. Stacey (Dr. Carol) Headley, Leigh (Dr. Doug) Cound, Cindy (Gale) Mendenhall, Mary (Glen) Krause; seven great grandchildren, Arthur Miles Headley, Shelby Guy Headley, Marcie (Jason) Boren, Hunter Roberts, Ana Krause, Virginia Leigh Cound, John Douglas Cound; two great-great grandchildren, Hannah Boren and Blake Boren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arley Guy; and daughter, Vera Guy (Hunter) Roberts. Friends will be received from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bell Lane Baptist Church, Clanton. Services will be at Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at Bell Lane Baptist Church, Clanton with the Rev. Randy Billingsley, the Rev. Doug Powell, Faith Manley (Musician) and Dr. Stacey Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Friendship Baptist Cemetery, Clanton. Martin Funeral Home directing www.martinfuneralhomeinc.com.
DOYAL EDWIN HAMILTON
TALLADEGA — Funeral service for Doyal Edwin Hamilton, 73, will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. in Midway Memory Gardens Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Collett and the Rev. Jeff Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Midway Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Hamilton died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala. He was a veteran of the Air Force. He retired from West Point Stevens after 18 years of service. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cigle and Ina Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Hamilton; daughters, Rhonda Collier of Talladega, Deborah Butler of Tampa, FL, and Janice Wilkerson of Auburn; one son, Anthony (Louise) Pressley of Talladega; three sisters, Ruth Hay of Sylacauga, Glenda (Horace) Patterson of Sycamore and Doris Liner of Sycamore; one brother, Charles (Margaret) Hamilton of Childersburg; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. Midway Memory Gardens Funeral Home will direct the service.
JOHNNY WAYNE LOVETT
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service for Johnny Wayne Lovett, 47, will be Sunday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne McDaniel officiating. Interment will be in Talladega Springs Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Mr. Lovett died July 30, 2008 at Brookwood Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Carmenita Lovett. He was a 1979 graduate of Fayetteville High School and served as a deacon at First Free Will Baptist Church for 20 years. Survivors are his wife, Darlene Lovett; sons, Brett Lovett (Carman) and Bradley Lovett; daughter, Krystle Lovett (Alex); granddaughter, Alaina Griffin all of Sylacauga; brothers, Ernie Lovett (Dee Dee) of Sylacauga and Wayne Lovett of Bessemer; sisters, Kathy Culver (David) of Sylacauga, Vicky Thornton (Glen) of Sylacauga and Rita Kelley (Harold) of Sylacauga; brother-in-law, Daryle Smith (Mandy) of Auburn; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 2, from 5:30-9 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.
Pallbearers will be Randy Fowler, Kevin Chappell, Jimmy Yoder, Michael Smith, Kenny Williamson, Buster Bolton and Eli Lovett. Deacons of First Free Will Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
LARRY "SHAG" McGINNIS
HARPERSVILLE — Mr. Larry "Shag" McGinnis, age 56, On Sunday, July 27, 2008 the angels summoned and this precious soul exchanged time for eternity and was granted eternal rest. Shag matriculated in the Shelby County School System and was a proud graduate of Vincent High School Class of 1970. Larry was a dedicated and faithful employee at E.C. Gagston Steem Plant in Wilsonville for over 30 years. Farewell celebration is Saturday, August 2, 12:00 noon at Coosa Valley Baptist Church, Vincent. The body will lie in repose from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour. Burial will follow at Coosa Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. W.J. Posey, pastor and, The Rev. Theoangelo Perkins, officiant and eulogist. Public viewing is Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memories will fothe Rever linger with a devoted and loving wife Mrs. Sherry Davis McGinnis; sons, Marlon D. (Faye) of Birmingham, Ala.; and Jawan McGinnis, Sr. of Harpersville, Ala.; grandson; Master Jawan McGinnis, Jr. of Talladega, Ala.; sisters; Alice (Otis) McCrimon of Vincent, Ala.; Frances (Theophus) Perkins of Harpersville, Ala.; Cathryn (Henry) Smith of Childersburg, Ala.; brothers, Solon (Pearle) McGinnis Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; Billy (Lois) McGinnis of Huntsville, Ala.; Stevie (Robin) McGinnis and Anthony McGinnis all of Harpersville. And a host of special nieces, special nephews, special cousins, and many special friends. Another quality service by The New Madden Funeral Home, 256-249-3815.
CLEVIE MAE MITCHELL
AKRON, Ohio — Funeral services for Mrs. Clevie Mae Mitchell, age 83, of Akron, OH, formerly of Talladega, will be Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church in Talladega with Pastor Edward E. Mitchell Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery
with Anniston Funeral services in charge. The body will be at the church two hours prior to services. Mrs. Mitchell died on July 25, 2008 at her home in Akron, Ohio.
Survivors include five daughters, Ms. Linda Batties, Akron, OH, Ms. Martha K. Mitchell, Atlanta, Ga., Ms. Mary V. Hamilton, Ms. Debra P. Simmons, and Ms. Mae Frances (Alvin Smith) Funderburg all of Talladega, Ala.; two sons, Pastor Edward E. (Eva) Mitchell Sr. of Fayetteville, NC, and Mr. Darryl B. Mitchell of Talladega, Ala.; 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren; a special godson, Mr. Larry Reynolds. Ms. Mitchell was a Talladega native and a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church in Talladega and had lived in Akron, Ohio for the last eight years. The family will accept flowers. Anniston Funeral services directing.
DANIEL A. OWENS
ALEXANDER CITY — Funeral service for Bishop Daniel A. Owens is 1 p.m. Aug. 2, at Armour's Memorial Chapel. Armour's Memorial Funeral Home will direct.
WALTER GURVUS RAGSDALE
SYLACAUGA — Funeral service with full military honors for Walter Gurvus Ragsdale, 84, will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Rouse, the Rev. James Beam and the Rev. Bill Lollar officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at Emeus Cemetery
in Cullman County. The body will lie in state at Emeus Baptist Church in Cullman County from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday. Mr. Ragsdale died July 31, 2008 at Coosa Valley Medical Center. He was a member of Westside Church of God. He retired after ministering the gospel in the Church of God in Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky for some 60 years. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after serving in World War II on the U.S.S. South Dakota in the Pacific Theatre. After retiring from the ministry, he worked at Southern Alloy for about four years. He then worked at Piggly Wiggly for some six years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Alldredge Ragsdale; mother and father, Bessie and Marvin Ragsdale; and brothers, Hershel, Little J.C. and Roy Ragsdale. Survivors are his wife of 30 years, Annie Lee Ragsdale of Sylacauga; son, Jerry Ragsdale and wife Juanita of Summit, MS; brother, Dwight Ragsdale of White Bluff, Tenn.; sisters, Vera Thornton and husband Welcome of Cullman, Vola Graves of Bolivar, Tenn., Vonnie Grayson and husband Clarence of Lincoln Park, MI, and Sue Horr of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Teresa Lollar and husband Bill, Tammy Field and husband Craig, Renee Latham and husband Kenny, Billy Herren and wife Kim, Brandi Hood and husband Tim and Tonya Olive; great grandchildren, Amanda Field, Rachael Morrison and husband Jeremy, Billy Lollar III, Kayla Latham, T.J. Hood, Brandon Hood, Michael Hood, Hannah Olive, Colton Herron, Jessica Olive and Carson Herron; great-great grandchildren, Madilyn Field and Morgan Field. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 1, from 5-9 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. The family will accept flowers or contributions to Westside Church of God. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
BETTY LOU KIRKSEY TURNER
TALLADEGA — Funeral services for Betty Lou Kirksey Turner, 92, will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at Lilly Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Curtis Seals and Hardy Reynolds Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. Mrs. Turner died Saturday, July 26, 2008 at her residence. She was educated in the Talladega City System, retired from the Talladega City Board of Education, a member of Lilly Hill Baptist Church where she was treasurer and a member of the choir and missionary society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. TeEster Turner Sr.; a son, Mr. John Henry Turner; and her parents, Mr. Jack Kirksey and Mrs. Willie Morris Kirksey; a brother, Mr. Charlie Kirksey; and a sister, Mrs. Lillie Mae Keith. Survivors are daughters, Mrs. Minnie (Norman) Cochran of Ossining, NY, Mrs. Yvonne (Willie) Wilson of Talladega, and Mrs. Doris (Robert) Mack of St. Augustine, FL; sons, Mr. TeEster Turner of Newport News, VA, Mr. Willie C. (Shirley) Turner of Ossining, NY, and Mr. William E. Turner of Talladega; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Mr. TeEster Turner, Mr. Willie Charles Turner, Mr. William E. Turner, Mr. Jackie Wilson, Mr. James McClendon and Mr. Percy Fuller. Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the services.