Wednesday December 7, 2011

The following obituaries were received for Wednesday –

Mary Turner – Bedford
Mary Turner, 82, of Bedford, died at 6:36 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at her home.
Born August 24, 1929 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Vernon and Ollie (Sproles) Hicks Sr. She married Orda Claude Turner on December 22, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1986. Mary retired from General Motors, was a member and a Sunday school teacher, for 30 years, at the Bedford Baptist Temple and a newspaper carrier on and off for 50 years.
Survivors include one brother, Robert E. Hicks and his wife Lisa, of Bedford; one sister, Alice (Hicks) Hartman, of Oolitic; one son, Dewayne Turner and his wife Gayle, of Martinsville; three grandchildren, John W. Turner Jr., of Bedford, Angela Thorp and her husband Craig, of Bedford, Bradley Barger and his wife Brooke, of Bedford; six great grandchildren, Brett, Briana and Ashley Myers, Emlyn and Rosa Barger and Whitney Hanks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brothers, William W. Hicks, Vernon O. Hicks Jr., and Samuel J. Hicks; one sister, Ruby Nelson; children John W. Turner Sr., Pamela Barger, Paul Turner and Darlene Chapman.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary at