The following obituaries were received on Wednesday
Deleba June Turner – Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Delena June Turner, 87, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, tiptoed away on September 3, 2011.
Mrs. Turner, known as “Dee” was born on June 18, 1924 in Bedford, Indiana to Kermit Paul and Catherine Dillman Smith. She married Paul William Turner on October 6, 1941 in New Albany, Indiana and was married to him until he died on February 2, 1985.
Mrs. Turner graduated from Bedford High School in 1941. During her life, she loved to travel and visited twenty-seven countries around the world. She lived in Abadan, Iran where her husband was in charge of welding operations at the Abadan Oil Refinery. Oak Ridge, Tennessee was also her home for many years. Her children, Jimmie D. Turner and Linda Turner Hamilton, graduated from Oak Ridge High School.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Girl Scouts of America. She was also active in politics. She was an avid lover of all creatures great and small, especially the cats she kept as pets. She liked crocheting, reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. During her later years, she lived at Frank Callahan Towers and delighted in organizing and cooking for community socials.
She is survived by her son, Jimmie D. Turner and his wife, Judy McNew Turner of Olver Springs, Tennessee; her daughter Linda Turner Hamilton, of Hallandale Beach, Florida; her brother Donald DePierre and sister Joanne Wray and a cousin who was like a sister Delores Turner.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tracy Lee Turner, who died from spina bifida in his infancy; siblings John Buddy DePierre, Betty Robbins and Madge Smith. She is survived by a cousin, Delores Turner; grandchildren Joy Turner Vittone and husband William; Cyntia Turner Lawson and husband Donnie, Shannon Paul Turner and wife Amanda, of Tennessee; Troy Turner Hamilton and wife Gisela, Michelle Hamilton Lara and husband Victor, of Georgia; Heidi Hamilton Anderson and husband Eric, of Florida.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Abigail Vittone, Phoebe Paredes, Karly Turner, Zach Turner, Victoria Lara, Christian Salas, Alek Turner, Jacob Vittone, Emilie Hamilton, Madelynn Lara, Matthew Anderson and Colin Lara.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th at Day & Carter Mortuary. The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service on Saturday September 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Delena at www.daycarter.com