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Turner Cassity

Decatur, Georgia

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Turner Cassity died on Sunday, July 26, 2009, after a short illness, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.The only son of Allen Davenport and Dorothy (Turner) Cassity, Allen Turner Cassity was born on January 12, 1929, in Jackson, Mississippi. His father died when he was four years old....

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Turner and I were very good friends through our years as students at Central High School and Millsaps College in Jackson. We saw less of each other in our later years due to geographic distance but always considered each other to be good friends. Turner was bright, articulate, and a fellow music lover. He had a well-developed quick, dry wit and was a pleasure to be around. I regret having been out of town at the time of his memorial service. Farewell, old friend!

Turner was a friend since high school. He was a unique person who gave a dimension to life that few people do. It is amazing that everyone who knew him, no matter in what role, he was the same person. We are all poorer since his death, but richer in his life.

My condolences to the family. It is so difficult to say goodbye to a loved one. Know that God cares for you in this time of loss and sorrow. 1Peter5:7 says "throw all anxiety upon Him because He cares for you."

I was a friend of Turner and a fellow poet. We met some fifty years ago in Yvor Winters' writing class at Stanford. Winters back then chided us: "Write little, do it well." Turner answered the challenge by writing much, all beautifully. My wife, Pat, joins me in asking Mary to take Turner to a place of 'light, happiness and peace.' Moore Moran

I was a friend of Turner and a fellow poet. We met some fifty years ago in Yvor Winters' writing class at Stanford. Winters back then chided us: "Write little, do it well." Turner answered the challenge by writing much, all beautifully. My wife, Pat, joins me in asking Mary to take Turner to a place of 'light, happiness and peace.' Moore Moran

A great poet , librarian and person. You will be missed.

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Turner was a great friend of the Bain family. Particularly
Dr. Carl Bain, deceased, my brother-in-law. I send sympathy to all the family, and am trying to notify Carl's
son Rod Bain to be sure he knows about the death of Turner.

Turner was a very dear friend for over sixty years. We enjoyed his wit and humor. In retirement we visited back-and-forth many times. There is now a vast empty space in our lives.

Kathrine (Sparkman) & Keith GIlbert