OBITUARY

Mary "Doug" Douglas (Tinnin) Turner

September 19, 1918July 27, 2018
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Jamestown- Mary Douglas "Doug" Turner, 99, passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends, on Friday, July 27, 2018.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Jamestown United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the church service in the fellowship hall. Mary Douglas Turner, more commonly known as "Doug" by her family and friends, was born on September 19, 1918, to Lillian Andrews and William Tinnin in Reidsville, NC. She attended Mars Hill College and graduated with her degree in music from Salem College.

Doug met Charles P. Turner at Stony Point School where they both taught. They got married on July 27, 1940 and moved to the Jamestown area in 1950. They were married for 55 years at the time of Charles’ passing in 1995.

Music was a passion in her life. She was a gifted musician, and taught music and directed choral groups at Jamestown Elementary and Middle schools for thirty years.

Doug was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church since 1947 and was active in, and devoted to, the music program of the church for over 50 years. During this time she directed the children’s choir and was very involved in the church’s choir. She served on the organ committee and was instrumental in helping the church select and acquire the pipe organ.

Preceeding her in death was her beloved husband, Charles P. Turner; her parents; son-in-law, Winn Underhill; and brothers, Malbourne Tinnin and William L. Tinnin Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Charles D. Turner; daughters, Kay Underhill and Pat Armendinger (Steve); grandchildren, Stephanie Underhill Ring, Elizabeth Underhill LeConey, Jill Petraglia Parsons, and Curtis Petraglia; and six great-grandchildren, Garrett Ring, Kaitlyn Ring, Tyler LeConey, Ryan LeConey, Etta Parsons and Mina Parsons.

Doug was blessed with several caretakers towards the end of her life who loved her very much, including Mildred Na-Allah, Suzie Goff and Mechelle Braxton. Mildred cared for Doug for 9 years and lived with her for the last 4 years of her life. Mildred was much more than a caretaker; she became Doug’s best friend and a beloved member of the Turner family.

In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Music Ministry of Jamestown UMC at PO Box 339, Jamestown, NC 27282.

Sechrest Funeral service of High Point is honored to serve the Turner family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.SechrestFunerals.com for the Turner family.

  • FAMILY

  • William Tinnin, Father
  • Lillian Andrews, Mother
  • Charles P. Turner, Husband
  • Charles D. Turner, Son
  • Kay Underhill, Daughter
  • Winn Underhill, Son-in-law
  • Pat Armendinger (Steve), Daughter
  • Malbourne Tinnin, Brother
  • William L. Tinnin Jr., Brother
  • Stephanie Underhill Ring, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Underhill LeConey, Grandchild
  • Jill Petraglia Parsons, Grandchild
  • Curtis Petraglia, Grandchild
  • Garrett Ring, Great Grandchild
  • Kaitlyn Ring, Great Grandchild
  • Tyler LeConey, Great Grandchild
  • Ryan LeConey, Great Grandchild
  • Etta Parsons, Great Grandchild
  • Mina Parsons, Great Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • Music Ministry of Jamestown UMC

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary "Doug" Douglas (Tinnin) Turner

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SCHERYL LATTANZIO

November 5, 2018

TURNER FAMILY AM SOO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..I WORKED WITH "DOUG" AS SHE LIKED TO BE ADDRESSED FOR A WHILE...HER CAREGIVER WITH VISITING ANGELS...SUCH A SWEET DEAR LADY AND I ALWAYS EAGER TO LEARN MORE FROM HER...SHE ALSO WAS PLEASED WITH MY COOKING SHE JUST THOUGHT THAT WAS GREAT WE HAD A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES AND SHE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY..MUCH LOVE SCHERYLLATTANZIO / VISITING ANGELS

Sidney Baker

July 31, 2018

Pat and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful mother. When you and I attended Jamestown Junior High 1968-1970, your mother was our choral music teacher. She instilled in me, and thousands of others, the love of music. She had a magical way of extracting the best from her students. I remember when we put on a musical review, directed by your mom and if memory serves me correct, you, Pam Powell, and one other sang, "Leaving on a Jet Plane." Those were fun times.

Cherish the special memories that all of you made with your mom. May God give you strength, comfort, and peace now and in the coming days. And may "Doug" Turner continue, in her heavenly reward, making others happy with her love of music.

Ted Womack

July 31, 2018

Got to know Ms. Turner over twenty years from taking care of her everyday needs and home repair needs. She called me one night at 11:00 pm and asked if could come and help her because was really having a problem with a accidental broken window pane that she was trying to stuff pillows in to to keep the cold air out of her son’s room but we got it fixed till the next morning. She was always very appreciative of the things I done for her when she called. We sat numerious times and just talked about things that she worried about. Tried to make her feel at ease when ever I could and eliminated those worries and truly she thanked me for being there and just someone she could talk to. Thank you Ms. Turner because she was more than a friend. A true dear friend that she was.

Jim Petraglia

July 30, 2018

Just looking at Mrs. Turner's eyes and big smile, you could see her southern charm and the joy and happiness she had for church, family and friends. During the holidays, with the help of Kay and Pat in the kitchen, she would put on a feast for all the family to enjoy. Doug was always glad to give her recipes to anyone who asked; I still use the one for her sweet potato casserole. Thank you for all the love, kindness, and memories. - Jim (with Alison)

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Biography

Mary Douglas Turner, more commonly known as "Doug" by her family and friends, was born on September 19, 1918, to Lillian Andrews and William Tinnin in Reidsville, NC. She attended Mars Hill College and graduated with her degree in music from Salem College.

Doug met Charles P. Turner at Stony Point School where they both taught. They got married on July 27, 1940 and moved to the Jamestown area in 1950. They were married for 55 years at the time of Charles’ passing in 1995.

Music was a passion in her life. She was a gifted musician, and taught music and directed choral groups at Jamestown Elementary and Middle schools for thirty years.

Doug was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church since 1947 and was active in, and devoted to, the music program of the church for over 50 years. During this time she directed the children’s choir and was very involved in the church’s choir. She served on the organ committee and was instrumental in helping the church select and acquire the pipe organ.