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Thelma Kathryn Turner

September 3, 1944 — March 28, 2024

Munford, TN

Thelma Kathryn Turner, “Sissy” to her southern family and “Kathy” to her northern family, passed away peacefully March 28, surrounded by loved ones.  She was born September 3, 1944, in Munford, TN and attended Munford High School where she was a cheerleader. 


Sissy spent a lot of her life as a stay-at-home mom, raising her five kids.  Later, she worked at Baptist Memorial Hospital, served as a guard at the West Tennessee Correctional Facility but she was proudest of her time as a counselor to many at the Tipton County Adult Developmental Center. Sissy loved each and every one of her clients there as if they were her own. 


Sissy was loved by many and will be remembered for all the love and laughs she shared. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and always surrounded herself with friends and family, which is where she felt most comfortable. During the last few trying weeks of her life, Sissy carried herself with dignity and strength and relied on her faith to get her through some difficult times.  


The family would like to thank Cindy Ralph and Melissa McDonald for their unwavering dedication and care of Sissy, who loved them both.


Sissy is survived by her three daughters; Debby Scruggs (Steven), Donna Crenshaw (Jeff), and Rhonda Turner; her two sons, Rodney Turner and Jamie Turner;  nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.   She is also survived by a brother, Larry Osbourn (Barbara); Linda Gail Williams, whom she considered a sister and her sister-in-law, Becky Osbourn.  Sissy was preceded in death by her parents James Lonnie and Evelyn Mildred Burgett Osbourn; her husband, Ned Wayne Turner; her brother, Lonnie Osbourn and two grandchildren, Joshua Scruggs and Miles Turner.  She will be missed by many.  


Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Salem ARP Church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, April 1 at the funeral home.  

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