EAST PRAIRIE - Vida Mae Turley, 81, died at 8:45 a.m. June 8, 2002, at her home.
Born July 16, 1920, in Warm Springs, Ark., daughter of the late John and Lola Flanigan Payne, she lived in East Prairie most of her life. She was a radio dispatcher for the City of East Prairie for 30 years and was of the Southern Baptist belief.
On Nov. 18, 1939, she married Louis E. "Blue" Turley who preceded her in death on July 27, 1994.
Survivors include: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jerry Turley and Larry and Karen Turley of East Prairie and Dennis and Lori Turley of Fenton; five daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Dean Linhart, Sue and Rodney Keeton, Pamela and Wylie Allred and Janie Marcum of East Prairie and Kathy and Randy Rakestraw of St. Louis; two brothers, Julius Payne of East Prairie and Jimmy Payne of Sikeston; one sister, Louise Stephens of Booneville; and 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Billy Keeton; two brothers, Luther Payne and Orville Payne; and two sisters, Lorene Evans and Velma Price.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home with George White, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.
Pallbearers will be: Wylie Allred, Hunter Jones, Sam Rakestraw, Larry "Chuckie" Turley II, Brian Jones and Jason Laswell.