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Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy
Tuesday September 5th, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Freddie Turner

MERIGOLD - Freddie Arthur Turner, age 80, of Merigold, passed away on Sunday September 3, 2017 at his home.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 10:00 AM until Noon at Airport Grocery in Cleveland, MS (3608 Hwy 61 North). Graveside Services will be held Tuesday September 5th at 1:00 PM in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, MS.  Rev. Robert Haney and Rev. Tim Starnes will officiate the service.

Freddie was born on October 29, 1936 to Fred and Ruth(Lang) Turner in Glenwild, MS. He graduated from Leesville High School in Leesville, LA in 1957. Freddie joined the Air Force in 1959 and was stationed at Warner Robins, GA until 1963. He then did construction work until 1978. In 1978, he married Virginia Hees and became a farmer/cattleman and a rural mail carrier in Benoit, MS. Freddie retired and moved to Cleveland in 2001 where he opened Cleveland Automotive Accessories. Freddie loved hunting, fishing and drag racing. Also, he loved his family, friends and his Lord and Savior. Freddie was a member of Benoit Union Church.

Freddie is survived by his wife of 39 years--Virginia Hees Turner of Merigold, MS; Daughter, Jeanette(Tony) Turner Farrish of Greenwood, MS; Brother, Bobby Turner of Carrollton, MS; Step-son, Jonathan(Amy) Vance of Cleveland, MS; Grandson, Christopher Anthony Farrish of Greenwood, MS; Grandson, Wilson Everett Farrish of Greenwood, MS; Granddaughter, Kathryn (Stephen) Hees Vance Simmons, Grandson, Seth McGee Vance; Great Granddaughter, Kathryn "Kate" Turner Norquist all of Cleveland, MS. 

Pallbearers will be Mike Beadel, Rodney Mills, Wade Shepard, Jr., Steve Hodges, Joey Lamb and Henry Mosco.

In lieu of flowers, family has requested memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38501 or to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Heartfelt condolences to the family of Freddie Turner. May the many memories you shared and the passing of time help to calm your hearts. Soon Almighty God will remove all pain, sicknesses and death forever. Bringing back to life those who have fallen asleep in death to a peaceful earth. (John 5:28 & 29; Revelation 21:4)

G Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

Freddie was one of the friendliest, joyful men that I have ever met. I never saw Freddie without a smile on his face. I know that the Lord will welcome him in heaven for his compassion, love for others, and joy he gave to others. This world will miss him!

Bettye Maxwell Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of my cousin Freddie' s passing . As we grew up together in Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Kansas, and Louisiana, we share many experiences and had many common interest, from model airplanes to the playing the trumpet in the band. . He had the coolest car in Stockton Kansas and Leesville, La., when few high school kids had cars. We graduated together from Leesville High School 1957. He will be missed and remembered by many of those classmates. J.R.

J.R. Tisdale Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM