Virginia C. Turnage

Published 10:59 am Monday, July 3, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Turnage were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at New Hebron Methodist Church in New Hebron.  Mrs. Turnage, 80, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017,  in New Hebron.

Rev. Mike Dubose and Reverend Mike Hart officiated. Burial followed in New Hebron Cemetery in New Hebron.  Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Pallbearers were:  Robert Fortenberry, Albert Fortenberry, John Turnage, Jr., Jack Gatlin, Lovie Gatlin, Corby Ready, Gavin Daughdrill, Joel Gatlin and Shelton Culpepper, III. Honorary pallbearers were: Wyatt Fortenberry, Asa Gatlin, Joseph Gatlin, Charlie Ready, Fletcher Fortenberry, and John Spurgeon Turnage.

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Mrs. Turnage worked as an L.P.N. in the medical industry. She was a member of New Hebron Methodist Church.

She is survived by; two daughters, Jeanne (Barney) Calcote of Jayess, and Cheri Turnage (Joel) Gatlin of Jackson; one son, John Shelton (Catherine) Turnage of New Hebron; two sisters, Juanita Thomas of Wesson, and Mary Sue (Charles) Bradford of Byram; one brother, Shelton (Kathy) Culpepper of Bay Springs; eleven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Albert John Turnage Jr.

In lieu of flowers:  Virginia C. Turnage WMMC Nursing Scholarship,

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