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John Turner

John Annias Turner, age 93, of Friends Creek, Emmitsburg, Maryland, died on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at his home.

Born June 8, 1915 in Friends Creek, Maryland, he was the son of the late John A. and Margaret Elizabeth (Miller) Turner.

John was retired in 1975 as a grit mill operator/laborer from GAF Corporation in Greenstone. He was an outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and chop wood.

Surviving are children, Richard Turner and wife Dixie of Emmitsburg, Md., Stanley "Tony" Turner and wife Melissa of Emmitsburg, Md., Lavinah Sanders and husband Randy of Waynesboro, Gary Turner and wife Bobbi of Waynesboro, and Steven Turner and wife Nancy of Waynesboro; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lula Turner of Emmitsburg, Md.; former spouse, Naomi Baker of Waynesboro, and several nieces and nephews.

He was the last of his immediate family, predeceased by sisters Mary Wetzel, Carrie Stouter, and Ida Hardman; and brothers Norman, Stanley, and Samuel Turner.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at Friends Creek Church of God, Friends Creek Rd., Emmitsburg, with his nephew the Rev. Frank Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Friends Creek Cemetery.

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