ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — Samuel Turner, 68, died Jan. 11, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at El Bethel Baptist Church with R.C. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Strawbridge Cemetery. Visitation is today from 2-7 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Mr. Turner was born April 26, 1944, to the late Wash and Lena Turner. He was an ordained minister and established a church in Ethelsville in 1982. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings. Survivors include his children, Ronnie, Cheryl, Calvin, Samuel, Quinton and Sandra; siblings, Noland Turner, Haymen Turner, Bonell Turner, Imornia Turner Ingram, Richard Turner, Elizabeth Turner and Isaac Turner; 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Ronnie Foster, Samuel A. Turner, Colin Adams, Calvin Cockrell, Quintin Turner and Brice Adams.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 18, 2013
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