Barbara Turner

Published 10:38 am Sunday, April 12, 2015

Barbara “Bobbie” Bell Turner departed this life on April 9, 2015, in Savannah, Tenn., at the age of 77 years. She was born on Sept. 23, 1937, in Bogalusa, daughter to the late Walter F. and Armindia A. Barnett Bell. She was united in marriage to Carrol Lee Turner on June 24, 1975, who survives.

Bobbie was employed as a school bus driver for Shelby County. In addition to living in Enville for the past seven years, she also lived in Bogalusa, Denham Springs, and also Bartlett, Tenn., for 23 years. She was a member of Christ Temple Church in Saltillo, Tenn.

Mrs. Turner enjoyed crocheting and cooking but specifically loved making homemade biscuits. She also liked traveling, dancing and riding motorcycles, and she loved going to church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Ann Antoon and her husband, Mitch, of St. Gabriel, La., and Julia Soto and her husband, Luis, of Dallas, Ga.; siblings, Donna Byrd of Bogalusa, and Kenneth Bell of Bogalusa; grandchildren, Melanie Belue, Angelica Morrell, Sherae Alleman, Renee Knoblock, and Amber Yopp; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Kathy Nell Knotts; brother, Stanley Bell; sister-in-law, Henrietta Bell; brother-in-law, J. B. Byrd; grandchild, Luis Soto Jr.; and great-grandchild, Jordan Morrell.

Services will be held on April 11, 2015, at 1 p.m. at New Life United Pentecostal Church in Savannah, Tenn., with Gerald Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Milledgeville Cemetery at Milledgeville, Tenn.