CHERRYVILLE- Artie Mae Turney, 96, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Hospice Cleveland County Wendover Facility.
Born in Caldwell County, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Lenoir and Ella Mae Morris Cooke. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Woodrow Turney.
Artie Mae was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cherryville. She loved to cook and enjoyed the holidays and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Turney is survived by her daughter, Lynda Thurkill and husband Dennis of Shelby; brothers, Fred Cooke and wife Pearl of Hudson, Sherman Cooke and wife Bonnie of Hickory, Wilson Cooke and friend Peggy of Newton; sisters, Almeta Short of Hickory and Carolyn Craig of Hudson; grandchildren, Angela Thurkill and Ashley Thurkill, both of Shelby; great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Brooks of Shelby; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. At other times, the family will be at the home.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel
Officiated By: The Rev. Wayne Kee
Burial: Sunset Cemetery, after the service
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Turney
Memorials: May be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 or Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mount Zion Church Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021
Guest Registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com