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Maggie Turner King

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WEST POINT – Maggie Turner King, 100, passed away on June 19, 2014, at her home in West Point. She was born June 30, 1913, in Longview community of Oktibbeha County, the daughter of the late Jim Henry and Addie Ann Kendrick Heflin. On May 3, 1930, when she was 16, she married Earl Turner from the Hickory Grove community of Oktibbeha County, and they lived in Starkville for 39 years. After his death in 1970, she married William Charles King Jr. of West Point on Jan. 26, 1974, and he passed away Nov. 24, 1997. She and Bill enjoyed 24 years together. During her years in Starkville, she was employed at the Co-Operative Creamery for about 30 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Point.
Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 22, at 2 p.m. from Memorial Garden Park Cemetery in Starkville with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Shelby Turner Watson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two grandsons, Eric Watson (Deidre) of Atlanta, Ga., and Blake Watson (Leigh) of Ringold, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Chase Watson, Camille Watson, Cole Watson, Anna Leigh Watson and Mitchell Watson; two stepdaughters, Dianne Houston of Waddsworth, Ohio, and Jean Dillon of Huntsville, Ala.; two stepsons, William Charles King III of Waddsworth, Ohio, and Robert Leslie King of Waddsworth, Ohio; and her favorite nieces, Gale Newman of Liberty and Barbara Anders of Brookhaven. Preceding her in death were her sister, Neely Daniels; and two brothers, Emmett Heflin and Ike Heflin.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on June 21, 2014
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