BEDFORD – JoAnn Turner, 84, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019.
Born January 18, 1935, in Tauton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Fred and Annie Belle (Jennings) Bell. She married Richard D. Turner September 8, 1956, and he preceded her in death August 29, 2013.
JoAnn managed the family business, Turner Transportation, Inc., and worked several years at the Maternal and Child Health Clinic/WIC office as an administrative assistant. She also volunteered with the Girl and Boy Scout programs and served as president of both the Lawrence County Welfare Board and the Lawrence County Community Corrections Board, before retiring and moving to Harlingen, Texas. She was a member of the Parkwood Bible Church and volunteered with several organizations in the Harlingen area.
J. D. (Crystal) Powell of Bedford
Darin (Allie) Powell of Bedford
Ava, Adrianna, and Ainsley Powell
John L. Bell of Taunton, Massachusetts
Her parents; husband; daughter, Debra Sue Powell; son, Richard D. Turner, Jr., and siblings, Fred Bell of Taunton, Massachusetts, Richard A. Bell of Jonesboro, Georgia, Dorothy (Bell) Davenport of Hemphill, Texas, and Virginia (Bell) Bacon of Little River, South Carolina, preceded her in death.
Memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Jack Taylor officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.