Dorothy Ann Bratcher Turner, a long-time resident of Hinesville passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 80 years old.
Affectionately known as “Dot” by her friends, she was a talented and anointed musician/singer. Dot served as a Music Minister most of her life and served many churches in the area. She loved the Lord and loved to play and sing songs to Him and about Him. Her anointing opened many doors for ministry in the area and she worked diligently to serve the King of Kings.
She had a voice that was angelic in sound as it pierced through the room with gentle vibrato and saturated you in its loving embrace. Her smile was as big as the world itself and we would challenge you to find a picture of her where she was not displaying one. She loved deeply and had the supernatural ability through the Holy Spirit to love those who were outside the margins, the “unlovable, unwanted, rejected, and the hurting.”
Dot was born in Alma, GA on May 29, 1942 but lived most of her life in Liberty County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin F. Bratcher and Lula Deen Bratcher Powell; in addition to her brothers, Preston Deen of Jacksonville, FL; Eugene Bratcher of Lee, FL; Ralph Bratcher of Perry, FL; and Bobby Bratcher of Yulee, FL; as well as her husband of fifty-nine years, James Curtis (J.C.) Turner of Hinesville.
She is survived by her sons and daughter, James E. Turner (Pamela) of Midway, Bobby E. Turner (Kimberly) of Bloomingdale, Connie Wooten Turner of Ludowici, and David M. Turner (Lisa) of Midway; six grandchildren, Alicia Jordan of Rincon, Kyle Turner of Ellabell, Alan Turner of Hinesville, Chelsea Frost of Midway, Dalton Turner of Midway, and Aaron Turner of Bloomingdale; and nine great-grandsons.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel with Dickie Welch officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. To view the service via Livestream please visit www.facebook.com/cfhbchapel2. Burial will immediately follow in Oglethorpe Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is handling the arrangements. To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit www.carteroglethorpe.com.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy Turner, please visit our flower store.