March 16, 2016
Date of Service: March 19, 2016
Interment Location: Garden of Freedom
Mabel E. Turner, age 88, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mabel was a native of Carter County and was a daughter of the late Howard and Bertha Miller Holsclaw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Billy Turner; three brothers, David Holsclaw, Stewart Holsclaw, and Howard Junior Holsclaw; and one sister, Virginia Davis.
Mabel was a homemaker, but had been employed at Bemberg and had retired from the East Tennessee Chair factory. She was a member of Eastside Christian Church for over 60 years and was a member of the ladies circle of the church. She was a wonderful and talented seamstress and was known for making little girls dresses and pageant wear.
Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Linda Range, of Elizabethton; a son, Larry Turner and wife Dorina, of Elizabethton; four granddaughters, Cynthia Range, Jessica Franklin, and Lindsay Barnett, all of Elizabethton and Casey White, of Alabama; two grandsons, Chris White, of Elizabethton and Brandon Brewer, of Jacksonville, Florida; one brother, John Wesley Holsclaw, of Elizabethton; four sisters, Beatrice Gouge, Mildred Woods, and Frances Depew, all of Elizabethton, and Charlotte Brill, of Laurel, Mississippi; and a sister-in-law, Lena Bell Collins, of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, along with her special friends, Maxine Gagliano, Brenda Campbell, JoAnn Banner, Mack and Judy McKinney, also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Mabel E. Turner will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Charles Fitzsimmons and Mr. John Smith, ministers, officiating. Music will be provided by Mr. Jerry Barnett. The family will receive friends from NOON until 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Saturday; or at the residence of a daughter, Linda Range, 207 Old Siam Road, Elizabethton at any time.
The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Scott Depew, Jeff Depew, Greg Depew, David Holsclaw, Michael Grindstaff, Tony Woods, Nathan Woods, and Buddy Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews and great nephews.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website,www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Turner family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.