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James Curtis Turner

March 16, 1931 — August 3, 2017

We mourn the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, James C. Turner, 86, who passed into eternal rest at Mt. Pleasant Nursing Home in Mt. Pleasant, SC, on Thursday, August 3, 2017.  Number 8 for new beginnings, 3 for the Trinity, and strong cord that cannot be broken.   

Born in Alma, GA (Bacon County), on March 16, 1931, James was a resident of Liberty County for nearly 57 years.  A Korean War veteran, he served numerous tours of duty in South Korea and Japan.  He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, as well as the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and United Nations Service Medal, during his service in the United States Army.  He was a firefighter with the Fort Stewart Fire Department until his retirement in 1982, a bee keeper for many years, and an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. 

He was preceded in death by his precious parents, Dock and Martha Ann Rigdon Turner; brothers, Tuck, Robert Lee and Eugene Turner; and, sister Frieda Turner Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Bratcher Turner; daughter, Connie Turner Wooten of Ludowici; three sons, James E. Turner (Pamela) of Midway, Bobby E. Turner (Kimberly) of Bloomingdale, and David M. Turner (Lisa) of Midway; his beloved twin sister Myrtice Turner Deen (Edison) of Alma; four grandsons, Alan, Kyle, Dalton and Aaron Turner; two granddaughters, Alicia Wooten Deien and Chelsea Turner Frost (Jessie); six great-grandsons; and a special foster daughter, Linda Miness.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2017, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel.  The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel with Mike Moody officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Oglethorpe Memorial Park.  

Pallbearers will be Mr. Turner’s sons and grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Ft. Stewart Fire Department and Hinesville Department.

Remembrances may be made to Alzheimer’s Research at Alzheimer's Association (, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C.  20090-6011. 

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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