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James Kenneth Turner

November 14, 1939 — September 17, 2020

James Kenneth Turner, age 80, of Blue Ridge, passed away Friday, September 17, 2020, at Union General Hospital. Turner was born November 14, 1939, in Morganton, GA, to the late Homer Turner and the late Leslie Hunt Turner. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Fayettville, GA. Mr. Turner retired from Ford Motor Co. after 43 years of service. He was a US Army Veteran, a member of the Model A Restorer Club, and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed restoring A-Models, gardening, and helping other people. Kenneth was preceded in death by his previous wife of 44 years, Nikki Ross Turner, father, Homer Turner, mother, Leslie Hunt Turner, and sister, Carol Wofford.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel Turner, son, Dennis Turner, daughter, Donna Tumlin, son, Keith Turner, sister, Marlene DeSilets, brother, Lynn Turner, sister, Kathy Currie, grandchildren, Amanda (Dalton) Gilliam, Justin Turner, Emily Tumlin, Travis Tumlin, and Tucker Tumlin, great-grandchildren, Hunter Turner, Carol Turner, Alyssa Gilliam, and Cayden Gilliam.

Funeral services: Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 4:00 pm at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Buddy Pittman officiating. Music provided by Alyssa Gilliam and Amanda and Dalton Gilliam. Interment will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Justin Turner, Travis Tumlin, Tucker Tumlin, Dalton Gilliam, Brad Wofford, and Jimmy Wood. Honorary pallbearer: Roy Scroggs and Jeff Brown.

The family will receive friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at
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