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Eddie Lawson ‘E.L.’ Turner

Mr. Eddie Lawson “E.L.” Turner of 3135 Cedar Grove Road, Alton died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the age of 85. 

He was born on Oct. 9, 1927 to the late William Andrew Turner and the late Mamie Zimmerman Turner and was married to Dorothy Lucille Link Turner, now deceased. 

Mr. Turner was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church where he was very involved in all aspects of the church. For many years, he helped coach the community youth in baseball, softball and basketball, and he even volunteered extra time and transportation so that all children could participate.

He is survived by two sons, Larry D. Turner and his wife, Pat, and Carl E. Turner and his wife, Wanda, of Alton; one sister, Wray Weaver, of Roxboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jonathan Turner and Alyssa Turner. His wife, parents and three brothers, Swanson, Marvin and Bernice Turner, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonnie Pizzeck officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at his home.


The family requests that anyone wishing to give memorials consider Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2040 Link-Puryear Road, South Boston, VA 24592.