Martha Jane (Adams) Turner (1931 - 2017)

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Melvin, Texas- Martha Jane Turner, age 85, of Melvin, Texas passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at her residence in Melvin. Martha was born December 27, 1931 in Maryneal, Texas to John G. Adams Sr. and Elsie (Ross) Adams. Martha married Willie James Turner on July 13, 1952 in Maryneal, Texas. She was a Registered Nurse and worked at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock for 45 years. She was the church pianist for several years. She played for her first wedding at the age of 14. Martha and Willie moved back to the Melvin area in 1996 after living in Lubbock for many years. She was a member of the Melvin Baptist Church and the Women of Faith in Melvin.

Funeral services for Martha Jane Turner will be held at 11:00am Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Melvin First Baptist Church in Melvin with Reverend Jim Benson officiating. Interment will follow at the Melvin Cemetery in Melvin. Friends may view Martha's Memorial Video Tribute and/or sign the online memorial guest book at

Martha Jane Turner is survived by her sons James Robert "Bobby" Turner and wife Linda of Melvin, Texas, Michael Travis "Mike" Turner and wife Mary Jane of Suffolk, Virginia and Charles Patrick "Pat" Turner and wife Brenda of Maryneal, Texas; brother John G. Adams Jr. and wife Ruth of Maryneal, Tx; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Marsha, daughter-in-law Tracy Turner. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Martha Jane Turner to the First Baptist Church in Melvin and/or the Melvin Cemetery Association.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2017