Ira "Buddy" Turner

Born: Fri., Feb. 21, 1936
Died: Mon., Mar. 6, 2017

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 11, 2017
Location: Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Ira “Buddy” Turner, age 81, of Fitzgerald, GA on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his residence.


Memorial services will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 AM in the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating.


Mr. Turner was born in Millen, GA to the late James Earl and Maybell Hendley Turner. He was in the Air National Guard, was a self employed salesman/repairman, and repaired sewing machines for many. Buddy was a hardworking man and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Mr. Turner is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Donna Rae Turner, one sister, Reba Turner Johnson, and one brother, William Daniel “W.D” Turner.


Survivors include:


One Sister: Earline Underwood of Swainsboro, GA


One Brother: Johnny Walker Turner (Sandra) of Bloomingdale, GA


Nieces, nephews, and extended family


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Faye & Phil Mote ----Douglas,Ga.
   Posted Wed March 08, 2017
So Sorry about Mr. Buddy. He was the one I would always call to work on my sewing machine. In fact Sunday I called him because of my machine. He was just at our home about 3 weeks ago and it seems he was doing just fine at that time. Would like to know what happen to him.

Brenda Woodard
   Posted Mon March 20, 2017
So sorry about Buddy. He was a very unique man, could make me laugh!! He picked up my machine in Eastman on the Friday before his death. He told me then that he had been sick that week. I called today to check on him and found out about his death. I would like to talk with some of the family if possible. He had 2 machines working on them for us. Would you please respond to the email listed on this message? Thank you so much and I am praying for your family.

Becky Culp
   Posted Tue March 28, 2017
Buddy was a good man and a good husband to my mother. He'll always be remembered in peace and know you'll always be remembered...