Hubert C. Turner, 105, of Fitzgerald, Georgia, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Arbor Baptist Church in Fitzgerald, with the Rev. Dr. Lloyd Stembridge officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. Turner was born March 15, 1915, in Wake County, North Carolina, the middle child of seven born to the late William D. & Lilly Tatum Turner. He moved to the community in 1950. Mr. Turner was a former resident of Dublin, Cochran, and Douglas. He worked in civil service at the Bell Aircraft Plant in Marietta, building bombers. He also worked as a motion picture projectionist for theaters and drive-ins in Douglas and Fitzgerald. He retired from Martin Motors in 1977 and had also worked erecting TV antennas with Hudson White and Tomlin’s TV. He held a private pilot’s license and served as pulpit pastor at the Central Christian Church for 7 years. Mr. Turner was the oldest living member of Arbor Baptist Church where he was a Deacon.
He is survived by his daughter, Pat Sumner of Fitzgerald; daughter-in-law, Connie Turner of Mystic; grandchildren: Wesley Sumner, Mischelle Sumner, Laura Kay Turner Jones, and Charlie Marie Turner; 13 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren. A special friend, Opal Herring of Fitzgerald, also survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Lee Williams Turner; a son, Charles Hubert Turner; four brothers; and two sisters.
The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may send them to the Arbor Baptist Church Building Fund, 1137 North Merrimac Drive Extension, Fitzgerald, GA 31750.