Alberta Whiteside Turner

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Alberta Whiteside Turner, 95, passed away March 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alexander Turner and daughter Katherine Turner Parker (Bob). She is survived by her son, Phillip Alexander Turner (Toni); daughters, Carol T. Lanthrip (Louie), Belle T. Hamiter (Johnny) and Emily T. Richardson (Tommy); four grandsons; four granddaughters and four great-grandchildren; as well as her caregivers, Catherine Morris, Faye Britton, Barbara Catching, Doris Cooper, Annette Griffin, Jennifer Adams, Janet Hollingsworthand and many others who cared for her at Spring Terrace Assisted Living. She was born October 11, 1919, in Anniston and attended Southwestern College in Memphis and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she was elected to Mortar Board and Phi Beta Kappa. She married in 1941 and lived in Alexander City until 1945, when she moved permanently with her family to Sylacauga. She served the First Presbyterian Church Sylacauga in many capacities, teaching young people and adults, serving in the Women of the Church and as the first female ruling elder in her presbytery. She was a great reader of history, biography and theology. She was an accomplished artist, gardener and seamstress, as well as a lover of birds and nature. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Sylacauga, 100 South Norton, Sylacauga, AL 35150. Graveside service will be today, March 22, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery. Curtis and Son North Chapel will direct the service.
Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 22, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Curtis and Son Funeral Home
1315 Talladega Highway | Sylacauga, AL 351501627 | (256) 245-4361
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