Carolyn Merritt Turnage

June 8, 1951May 23, 2019

Carolyn Merritt Turnage, of Foxworth, MS, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the age of 67. She was born in Carnegie, PA and has been a resident of Marion County since 1982. Carolyn enjoyed sewing, card games and puzzles; however, she spent most of her time with her grandchildren. She made her family her life and loved being a mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her selfless acts of kindness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Haroldeen Merritt and a son, Jason McClain. Carolyn is survived by her life companion, Lonnie Turnage; a daughter, Loni Breeden and husband, Mackie; a step-son, Donnie Turnage; a sister, Shirley Merritt; a brother, Richard Merritt and wife, Sharon; four grandchildren, Sarina Foxworth, Dakota Foxworth, Larkin Foxworth and Krysten Turnage and two nephews, Jacob Merritt and Shelton Merritt. The service for Carolyn will be private.


  • Private Saturday, June 8, 2019


Carolyn Merritt Turnage

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Needa Stogner

June 2, 2019

Caroline and I worked together at Pioneer years ago. She was a dear friend. I thought a lot her. I didn't see her very much after we left Pioneer other than running into her at Walmart of all places, occasionally. I believe it has been a good five years since that last time I saw her and we stopped and talked. I was having a conversation with my husband just a couple weeks ago about her and was wondering how she was. I wish I had been able to stay in better contact over the years. I was heartbroken to hear that she passed and I want send to my sincerest condolences to her family. She loved her family so much. They meant everything to her. God bless you all.