CARRIER MILLS - James Chester Turner, 100, of rural Williamson County, passed away at 12 a.m. Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, in the Villas of Hollybrook in Carterville.
Chester was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Williamson County, to John L. and Addie Miller Turner.
He married Maribel Turner on Feb. 23, 1943, and she preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2000.
Chester was a retired Amax Delta miner, and farmer.
He was an avid horseman and belonged to the Heartland Mule Riders.
Chester is survived by a sister, Mildred Richey of Marion; four nieces and nephews, JoAnn Nicholson of Marion, Ron Jochum of Booneville, Indiana, Gordon Richey of Marion, and Deborah McAlphin of Warner Robins, Georgia; and special good friends, Cheryl Hosmon and her daughters, Jamie and Lori, and Addison and Robin Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maribel; a son, John Edgar Turner; and three sisters, Afton Jochum, Peggy Bailey, and Evelyn Black.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills, with the Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Coal Bank Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made to the Coal Bank Springs Cemetery in his memory.