Pocahontas – Freda Pauline Turner, 76, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010.
Born August 15, 1934 in Pocahontas to the late Fremont and Ruby Wilkerson Earley.
She was married to Herbert Turner on July 11, 1950 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2010.
Mrs. Turner retired from Esna after 15 years of employment. She was a long time member of Church of Christ. She battled with cancer for 2 ½ years.
She is preceded in death parents; Fremont Earley and step mother Opal, mother Ruby Wilkerson Earley – Heanue and husband Tom, brother James Earley and son-in-law Chris French.
She is survived by husband Herbert Turner, Sr., children; Brenda (Charles) Ralph of Ohio, Susie (Rick) Knight of Illinois, Paula (Dennis) Perrydore of Missouri, Herbert (Charlotte) Turner of Texas, Ginny French of Illinois, Steve (Betty) Turner of Missouri, Mike (Stacey) Turner of Texas, and Stanley (Shauntae) Turner of Arkansas. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild on the way. Siblings include: John (Lucille) Earley of Illinois, Paulette McNabb of Illinois, Brenda (Dewey) Tomlinson of Illinois, Larry (Cathy) Earley of Arkansas. Step sisters include Wayron (Frank) Stroud, Mary (Everett) Songer and Joann (Ray) Cain. And numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to say thank you to Legacy Hospice and Americare Health Care. Thanks to all family and friends for their help. A special thank you to our sister Ginny for her loving care of our mom.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ligie Waddell, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers include: Sons and grandsons