March 24, 2004 Mobile Register (Published in the Mobile Register
JESSIE ETHERIDGE TURK "MAMA TURK" -- age 104, passed away on March 24, 2004
in Mobile, Ala, her home for 45 years. Mrs. Turk was a native of Uriah, Al., and was
born on January 23, 1900. She was the daughter of Joseph Cas and Emma Etheridge, who
preceded her. She is also preceded in death by her husband , Caleb L. Turk, a son , Mabry Turk, a granddaughter, Amanda Ellis Henderson and by her father, Townsend Ellis. Mrs Turk was an inspriation and blessing to everyone she met. Mama Turk was a wonderful cook and always enjoyed company in her home. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was loved by her large family and many friends.
She is survived by two sons, Charles L. Turk, Uriah, Ala and Billy D. Turk and wife, Mary Ann, Panama City, Fla.; eight daughters, Sarah Senterfitt, DeFuniak Springs, Fl., Catherine Louise Hoit, Mobgile, Ala., Irene Massingill, Chickasaw, Ala. Doris McGahagen and husband , John, Hawkensville, Ga., Louquin Earl-Hendris, Carriere, Ms. , Rebecca Chavers and Husband , William, Mobile, Ala., JoAnn Cooke, Atlanta, Ga and Rose Marie Ellis-Mulanax, Mobile, ala., ; twenty seven grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, eleven great, great greanchildren; a sister- in- law , Pat PEtheridge; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Turk was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Mobile and the Order of Eastern Star. The family will receive friends at Radney Funeral Home-Dauphine St., on Friday, march 26, 2004 from 5:00 pm untill 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 10:00 am. from the Ch! apel of Radney Funeral Home.
Graveside Services will be Saturday at 12:00 noon at Poplar Springs Church cemetery in Uriah, Ala. Donations may be made to Mercy Medical or the Children's Shriner Hospital. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile , Ala. 36606
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