Emily Carter Turner
Emily Carter Turner was born on February 15, 1920 in Bigheart, Oklahoma to Walter Edward & Eva Jane (Brown) Carter. She was united in marriage to Melvin Hansel Turner on August 30, 1946 in Borger, Texas. Emily and Melvin owned and operated Turner Wireline Service in Giddings from 1979 until 2002. She was a longtime and active member of the First Baptist Church in Giddings and enjoyed sharing time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Turner passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at her home in Giddings.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Giddings with Tim Clayton officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings Memorial Park in Giddings.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2005;granddaughter, Tiffany Turner; great grandson, Zachary Whitmire; two brothers, Ed Carter and Frank Carter; sister, Sterline Joyner; sisters-in-law, Lorene Carter and Chen Carter and brothers in-law, A.P. Joyner and Joe Roberson.
Emily is survived by her children, Sandra Turner of Giddings, Alan & Pam Turner of Giddings and Sterline & Marlin Marcum of Justiceburg, Tx; 9 grandchildren, Bill & Raychell Whitmire of Milano, Matt & Deanna Whitmire of Keller, Benjamin & Katie Marcum of Chubbuck, Idaho, Stephen & Jennifer Marcum of Irving, Emily Marcum of Lubbock, Erica Betts of Grove, OK, Nathan & Liz Tuner of Giddings, Kristie Wright of Giddings and Stacie & William Ishan of Graham; 13 great grandchildren, Taylor, Carter, Ashton & Devon Whitmire of Milano, Evan & Jenna Whitmire of Keller, Brittany & Alexandra Shade of Grove, Gage Betts of Grove, Zack Handrick of Giddings and Blake, Katelynn & Issac Lee of Graham; brother, Gearld Carter of Amarillo; 4 sisters, Margie & Harold Norman of McKinney, Fabrice & Roy Cribbs of Mustang, OK, Precious & Ray Snyder of Del Norte, CO and Marilyn & Andy Anderson of Shawnee, OK; sisters in-law, Ann Carter of Victoria, Margaret Roberson of Perryton and Falba & Charles Evans of Amarillo; special caregiver and dear friend, Vera Tyler of Killeen as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Emily Carter Turner was a loyal and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, friend, and child of God. With love in her eyes, industry in her hands, humor in her smile, and encouragement from her lips, she sweetly nurtured anyone blessed enough to know her. Truly, her life was one well-lived. We will miss her - until we join her in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” From Proverbs 31
Serving as pallbearers were Alan Turner, Marlin Marcum, Bill Whitmire, Matt Whitmire, Benjamin Marcum, Stephen Marcum, Nathan Turner and Larry Vocal.
Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of the First Baptist Church in Giddings.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley in La Grange or the First Baptist Church in Giddings.