By: PAMELA SCOTT JOHNSON Staff Writer
April 14, 2013
Catherine DeGeorge Turner of Bluefield died Thursday April 11, 2013.
Born May 8, 1931 in Aflex, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Domenic DeGeorge and Elsie Thompson DeGeorge. Catherine was a 1949 graduate of Williamson High School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as Circle Chairman. She was awarded life membership in the Presbyterian Women. Catherine loved to travel. She enjoyed her Wednesday morning bowling league for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Freddy E. Turner, daughter, Linda J. Turner and son-in-law, John Gimpl, son, Mark E. Turner, D.O., brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Jean DeGeorge, and brother-in-law, Blake Dempsey .
Survivors include her sister, Bridgie Dempsey of Williamson, WV, sister-in-law, Betty Alcox of and her husband Irvine of Garden City, Mich., grandchildren, Cathleen Roark of Milwaukee, Wis., Joshua Gimpl of Milwaukee, Anthony Turner of Front Royal, Va., Mark E. Turner, II of Bluefield, WV, three great-grandchildren, special nieces and nephews, cousins and special friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday April 13, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bluefield.
Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. from First Presbyterian Church with Dr. W.D. Hasty, Jr. officiating. Burial will be private at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 208 Tazewell Avenue, Bluefield, WV 24701.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Catherine Turner.