Myrtle “Turtle” Turner, 89, the Mountain Matriarch of Big Laurel, passed away with her loved ones by her side on October 24, 2023. She was born to the late William and Della Browning Shepherd on February 17, 1934. She was raised to be a true mountain lady who was a loving Mother and Grandmother to many. She was a Master Upholster who ran her own business for several years.
Ms. Turner is preceded in death by her Parents; Her Husband, Stanley Turner; Son, Randy Turner and Daughters, Abby Walker and Lana Hawkins.
Myrtle is survived by her loving Daughter, Ann Epperson (Jesse Witt) of Big Laurel; Grandchildren, Melody Hawkins, Robbie Hawkins, Sarah Epperson and Megan Falce and Husband T.J.; Great Grandchildren, Lana Bush, Hayden Hawkins and Lucas Hawkins; Brother, Howard Shepherd and Wife Juanita; Sisters, Sophia Turner, Dorothy Ashley, Opal Gray and Audrea Chesser; Son In Law, David Walker; Many Special Friends, Family and other Relatives will also mourn her passing.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5PM to 8PM in the Chapel of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 1PM on Friday, October 27, 2023 with Ken Smith and Nathan Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at Big Laurel Cemetery with Robbie Hawkins, Jesse Witt, David Walker, Landon Tolliver, Drew Howard, T.J. Falce, Jonathan Hansel and Oscar Epperson serving as pallbearers.
Mount Pleasant Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Myrtle “Turtle” Turner.