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Mrs. Betty K. Turner, 84, died Sunday (January 7, 2018) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness. She was born in Buffalo, SC but had lived most of her life in Waycross. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Mrs. Turner was a daughter of the late Henry H. Kingsmore and Evelyn Haney Kingsmore. She was married to the late James Horace Turner and was also preceded in death by a son, Mick Turner. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Clark (husband Tommy) of Waycross; two sons, Fred Turner (wife Debra) of Blackshear and David Turner (wife Allison) of Waycross; 10 grandchildren, Wendy Merritt (husband Shane), Melissa Hayes (husband Adam), Holly Mattox (husband Cade), Justin Harris (wife Mallory), Anna Caitlin Turner, Sara Brittin Turner, David Braeden Turner, Jessica McCollough (husband Chris), Rachel Bennett (husband Jordon), and Nicki Turner; 14 great grandchildren; and a brother, Fred Lewis Kingsmore (wife Shirley) of Prosperity, SC. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday (January 10, 2018) at First Baptist Church in Waycross. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Tuesday evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock. Members of the Gleaners Sunday School Class are asked to meet at the church on Wednesday by 10:40 a.m. to serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made in her honor to the Braxton Stewart Fund, 702 Elizabeth Street, Waycross, GA 31501, which will be used to help prevent adolescent suicide. You may also send donations to Baptist Village Retirement Communities, 2650 Carswell Ave., Waycross, GA 31501. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com. Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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