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Dorothy Turner

Thursday, November 21, 2002

CHARLESTON - Dorothy May Turner, 78, died at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2002, at her home.

Born March 16, 1924, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Ethel and Hazel Woods Potter, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she worked for the Brown Shoe Company until retiring in 1988.

Her first husband, George Harwell, preceded her in death in 1985. She later married Roma Turner and he died in 1986.

Survivors include: five daughters, Mary Layton, Linda Evans and Patty Bennett of Gainesville, Fla., and Dorothy Turner and Carol Sturgeon of Charleston; one brother, Garfield Potter of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Mary Merideth of Pekin, Ill., and Sylvia Middleton of New Madrid; and 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sons, George Harwell, Charles Harwell and Harry Wayne Harwell.

Family and friends will gather for graveside services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston. The Rev. Jack Hargraves, pastor of the Victory Baptist Church of Sikeston, will officiate.

McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.