Turner, James Robert (LaFayette)

Monday, November 12, 2018
James Robert Turner, 79, of LaFayette, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018. He was born in Rushville, Oh. to the late Acil Seymore and Lillian Louise Searles Turner. He had resided most of his life in Pensacola, Fl., he was a former resident of Cullman, Al. and had resided in LaFayette for the past 13 years. He was self-employed as a brick mason for many years before retiring in 2000. He enjoyed hunting hogs and turkey. 

He is survived by his former wife, Velinda Turner and their son, Acil Rodney Turner both of Pensacola, Fl.; his siblings, Richard Seymour (Wilma) Turner, of Haiti, Karen Sue (Harold) Watson, of Rock Spring, Ga., Paul Daniel (Brenda) Turner, of Ocala, Fl., Miriam Marie (John) Struewing, of Connersville, In. and Mary Jane (Rod) Lawrence, of East Ridge; two grandchildren; one great-grandchilds; and several nieces and nephews. 

The family will celebrate Jim’s life on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the chapel, with a memorial service at 5 p.m. 

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel. Online guestbook at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Mills, John Edward (Ringgold)

Shirley, Elizabeth "Betty" Carlock (Ringgold)

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Shirley, Elizabeth "Betty" Carlock (Ringgold)

Elizabeth “Betty” Carlock Shirley, 88, of Ringgold, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Born on Sept. 22, 1930, in Genesee, Mi. to the late Thomas Eugene and Gladys Hullender Carlock, Betty graduated from Ringgold High School in 1948 and earned her master of arts in Teaching from UTC in 1971. She retired from Erlanger Hospital in 1988 after 30 years of ... (click for more)

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