Mrs. Ann Turner
Mrs. Ann Turner, 72, of Barnesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the home of her son and daughter- in-law, Danny and Sonya Turner. She was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Coweta County, daughter of the late Cliff and Earnestine Elizabeth Mulkey Payton. Mrs. Turner was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church in Molena and the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of Tift College and taught school in the Lamar County School System, Barnesville Academy, Thomaston City Schools, and the Georgia Baptist Children's Home in Meansville. Mrs. Turner was the owner of R&A Ceramics. She was the first female elected official in Barnesville in the 1970s and was twice elected to the Lamar County School Board of Education.
Sur vivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Sonya Turner of Barnesville; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Tommy Adcox of Zebulon; grandchildren, Vanna Turner Raybould and her husband, John, Christopher Turner and his girlfriend, Kayla, Grant Turner, Hayley Turner, all of Barnesville, and Tara Adcox of Zebulon; great-granddaughter, Payton Grace Turner; sisters and a brother-in-law, Hazel Rice, Louise Dingler, and Corrine and Bud Grubbs; brothers, Ronald E. Payton and Larry Payton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Dr. Royce Alfred Turner.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Breedlove Memorial Chapel, Barnesville, with Rev. Jim Pitts and Rev. Danny Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made in memory of Mrs. Ann Turner to the Pinta Lodge 88 F&AM, P.O. Box 588, Barnesville, GA 30204.
Condolences may be expressed and memories shared in the guest book at www.breedlovememorialchapel. com.