The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


August 13, 2013

Alex “Buddy" Turner

The funeral for Alex Morris “Buddy” Turner, 66, of Ardmore, Tenn., will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Spry Funeral Home with Marshall Norman officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home.

Mr. Turner died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital.

Alex Turner was born Dec. 4, 1946, in Limestone County. He was a retired carpenter and of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Parlie Turner; and brother, David Turner.

Survivors include a brother, Howard Turner of Fayetteville N.C.; sisters, Elizabeth Smith of Prospect, Tenn., Linda Faye Mitchell of Ardmore, Susie Haggard and Nancy Haggard, both of Toney; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Carl Sells, Michael Haggard, Anthony Hicks, John McCullough, Daniel Smith and David Smith.

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