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Pearl Ellen Hamilton Hamilton Turner

On December 14, 2016 another precious angel was called home, when Mrs. Pearl Ellen Hamilton Turner, age 92 years, went home to be with the Lord. Mrs. Turner, born on May 1, 1924, was a life-long resident of Searcy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Turner; her parents, Anna Bernice Johnson Hamilton and Will Hamilton, her brother, Carvie Hamilton, and her maternal grandparents, Hosea and Emma (Chatman) Johnson.
Mrs. Turner was a dutiful Christian Warrior and devoted willing worker at Christ Temple Holiness Church for over 65 years.
In 2010, Mrs. Turner received the Life Time Achievement Award for Christian Work from the White County Black History Awareness Celebration Committee for her commitment, dedication, service, and love for her church and community. Over the years, she was honored many times by various churches and community organizations. Both Mr. and Mrs. Turner were exceptionally proud of their six children, who all attained advanced degrees in their chosen profession.
Mrs. Turner leaves behind a great legacy to cherish her memory including her Children: Jeffery L. Turner, Beaulah Turner Bowman, Margaret Turner Williams (Willie), Gwendolyn Y. Turner, Ida Turner Davis (Timothy), and Tommie Yvette Turner; Grandchildren: Terya Hurtt, Tondra Bowman, George Williams (Shawn), Jermaine Williams, and Adia Jordan Davis; Great grandchildren: Danielle Hurtt, Myles Williams, and Mason Williams; And a host of very, very special cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and church members.

Family and Friends Hour from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on December 18, 2016 at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. on December 19, 2016 at First Baptist Church, 105 Spring Street, Searcy, AR 72143.

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  • Visitation

    December 18, 2016
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    December 19, 2016
    11:00 AM

    First Baptist Church

    105 South Spring Street
    Searcy, AR

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At St James AME, she called all of us her daughters and she always had a smile and a hug for each of us. I will miss her, she was a wonderful addition to our church family.

Posted by Linda Estrada - Jacksonville, FL - Family Friend   December 22, 2016

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Condolences to the Turner Family from the Daniels Family. Sis. Turner was a joy to see. She always had a hug and kiss for everyone. She will be missed.

Pastor Larry Daniels and Family - Conway, AR

Posted by Janice Daniels    December 19, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Turner family. Mrs. Turner was a beautiful spirited person. She was loved by all at St. James AME Church in Orange Park, She will truly be missed. Fl. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by Cassandra Coaxum - Orange Park, FL - Acquaintance   December 17, 2016

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Gwen, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We will continue to lift you up as you continue to lean on the Lord. It was a pleasure knowing Mother Turner. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and it. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to meet her. It was a blessing knowing her. Paulette and Gerald

Posted by Paulette & Gerald Savage    December 17, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear family, our hearts are sadden but we are smiling because we know mother is at peace. Our prayer is that you all feel the presence of God during this time. His comfort is much more than our words can say, but do know we love you all and are happy you all know the Lord. We will greatly miss Ms. Ellen, she shared so much with us. I loved to hear her say "daughter" and enjoyed her sharing words of wisdom like, "take care of your pastor." Love and Peace I speak for your St. James Family.

Posted by Barbara Bivens - Orange Park, FL - Family Friend   December 17, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Gwen, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing your precious mother. I lost my mother last year, and I think about her often. I loved her dearly! I know she watches over me all the time. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Posted by Keva Bethel-Capers - Orange Park, FL - Friend   December 16, 2016

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My prayers are with your family.
Love,. Joe & Minnie

Posted by Minnie Johnson - Fort Worth, TX - Family Friend   December 16, 2016

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Mrs Turner, (we called her "Ms Ellen") was so very special. We did not know her for a very long time, however the time we spent with her left a lasting and lovely impression. We love her and will never forget her.

Posted by Gail Henley - Family Friend   December 16, 2016

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Your mother was a wonderful, always smiling, helpful woman. I have fond memories of her from Girl Scouts, school functions and just seeing her at the store. She always stopped to say hello and tell me how you were doing. She was a very precious woman. I know you will miss her. Prayers for you and your family. Judy (Free) Roberts

Posted by Judy (Free) Roberts - Searcy, AR - Acquaintance   December 16, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I have so many warm and wonderful memories of Ellen as well as her husband Ed. The most peaceful place in my life was sitting at her kitchen table drinking a glass of tea while we just talked about life.

Posted by Mary Dunn - Melrose, NY - Friend   December 16, 2016

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