Mrs. Orene Tharpe Turnage, age 94, of Dry Prong, La., passed away Nov. 26, 2012. She was born Dec. 30, 1917 in Vernon, to the late James Henry Tharpe and Josie Rebecca Russ Tharpe. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Turnage was preceded in death by a son, Michael Turnage; a daughter, Carrol Turnage, and two brothers, Howard Tharpe and Hilton Tharpe.
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Mrs. Turnage is survived by her husband, Milton Turnage of Dry Prong, La.; a daughter, Sandra Kay Zelinshi of Tioga, La.; two sisters, Ruby Davidson of Vernon, and Lottie Brown of Tullahoma, Tenn., and several grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Dec. 5, 2012