Clara Mae Turner, 87, a ‘driving force of love’ for her family

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Clara Mae Turner.
Clara Mae Turner.

Funeral services for Clara Mae (Williams) Turner, 87, homemaker, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Rock Hill, South Carolina. A committal service will follow in the Smyth Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends in the parish hall after the service.

Clara died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Born April 15, 1928 in Northwest, she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Levi Williams and Lillie Etha (West) Williams. She grew up in Northwest with eight sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by her dear daughter, Clara Lynne Simpson, five sisters and one brother.

Surviving is her husband of 66 years, Paul Lee Turner Sr.; children Paul Turner Jr. (Dawnn) of Columbia, South Carolina, Tammy Blake (Brian) of Lexington, South Carolina, and Cindi Adams (Mike) and Lisa Wilson, all of Rock Hill, South Carolina; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Betty Smith, Yvonne Hamilton and Faye Johnson; nieces and nephews; and many other loving relatives and friends.

Clara was an active member of The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour Altar Guild and St. Anne’s Guild. Gram, as known to the family, was our beloved sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a driving force of love in our lives and will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rector’s Discretionary Fund, Church Of Our Saviour, Rock Hill, South Carolina or All Souls Episcopal Church, 5087 Blue Banks Loop Road, Leland NC 28451.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Greene Funeral Home.

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