Betty C. Turner

Born: Fri., Sep. 25, 1936
Died: Wed., Mar. 11, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 13, 2015
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 14, 2015
Location: Twin City First Baptist Church


Location: Hebron Primitive Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Betty C. Turner, age 78, of Twin City, GA on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Twin City First Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating, assisted by Rev. Bill Perry.

Interment will follow in the Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 5-7 PM.

Mrs. Turner will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers are  Carroll Gambrell, Allen Gambrell, Dorsey Boatright, David Turner, Donald Turner and Homer Thomas.

Honorary Escorts: Twin City First Baptist Church Choir members, Joyful Gleaners Sunday School Class, Garfield Community Club and Pruitt Hospice Employees.

Mrs. Turner was born in Summertown, Emanuel County, GA to the late James Alvin and Madge Johnson Cannady and graduated from Twin City High School in 1953.  She was a member of the Twin City First Baptist Church, the Twin City First Baptist Church Choir, the Joyful Gleaners Sunday School Class and the Garfield Community Club.  Mrs. Turner was previously employed by Jockey, Twin City Manufacturing, Argo Mills, Dolores & Woody's Shop and drove a school bus for the Emanuel County Board of Education for 18 years.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Farrow.

Survivors include:

Her Husband of 62 years: John William Turner of Twin City, GA

One Daughter: Marilyn Turner of Twin City, GA

Two Sons: Randy Turner (Kay) of Twin City, GA and Ricky Turner (Sherry) of Milledgeville, GA

Two Brothers: Larry Cannady (Kaye) of Smyrna, GA and James Cannady (Liz) of Jonesboro, GA

Sister-In-Law: Charlene Oglesby of Swainsboro, GA

Three Grandchildren: Andria Andrews (Brett) Jason and Trent.

Two Great Grandchildren: Mary Sydney Andrews and Peyton Andrews, nieces, nephew and extended family

Special Caregiver: June Ellen Clark

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Mary Ann Underwood (Rountree)
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Ms Betty was such a sweet lady, may God bless the family and know she will be greatly missed.

Mary Ann

JoAnn & Rees Trammell
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Finally, peace sweet peace but nonetheless grief over a wonderful life well lived and a wonderful family. You will be missed. I bet the angels in heaven are already laughing at the stories Betty can tell....She sure made me laugh. Betty and I will have to have our cheeseburgers in heaven now.

Susan Johnson Brinson
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I know she will be greatly missed.

Linda Weathers
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
John William and family,I am so sorry for your loss.May God be with you
at this time.

Linda Bishop Weathers

Kimmy and Merilyn Collins
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
Randy, Kimmy and I were so sorry to hear about Ms Betty but also thankful that she is resting peacefully now. We are thinking about you and your family. Hope to see you and Kay soon.

Claire Donaldson
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
Mr. Turner and family, I am sorry to hear about Mrs. Betty. You did such a good job taking care of her at home. She was a sweet lady and I know you will all miss her.

Debra Fordham
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
I have missed Miss Betty for so many summers, when we load the buses for 4-H camp. She always made the week fun and boy could she tell some funny stories. Miss Betty took care of her children every summer and made them feel safe , because this might be the first time the child had been away from home. Her laugh was infectious and her happiness contagious. I know somewhere in heaven someone is laughing. I hope happy memories guide the family in the days to come.

   Posted Sat March 14, 2015
John William, Randy and Marilyn. I will be there in thought with you today. Betty was a good friend and I know she is at peace now. Love Jim and Sam