Doris Rae Turner, 79, Pryor, died Friday, June 7, in Tulsa, after a short hospital stay. She was born on Sept. 29, 1933, in Decatur, Ark., the daughter of Tom and Alice Wells. She soon moved from Arkansas to Pryor, where she lived in the Pryor and Boatman areas her entire life. She married Fred Turner on Nov. 17, 1951. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Salina for over 40 years. She served on the church kitchen committee for many years. Her favorite things in life were her family, church family and her many friends. She loved her home and all the animals on the farm. She served on the Mayes County Election Board and the Bryan Chapel Cemetery Board for many years.
Funeral services are
2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the First Baptist Church in Salina with the Rev. Kennith Stacy and the Rev. Johnny Faught officiating. Interment will follow in the Bryan Chapel Cemetery with Eric Hunter, Ekewaka Turner, William Turner, Bob Seins, Floyd Kingfisher and David Willhoite serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Brad Giles, Gary Benge, Jeremy Giles, Ken Hanna, Isacc Livingood and David Turner. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday June 11. To leave a personal message to her family, see her book of memories at www.shipmans
funeralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
She is survived by two children, Jeff Turner and wife Summer of Boatman, Brenda Hunter and husband Robert (Bob) of Springdale, Ark; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Salley Ruskoski, Tommie Jo Hyde, Donna Erickson, brothers, Jim Wells and Steve Wells; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Alice Wells, husband Fred Turner, son Freddie Wayne Turner, brother Billy Michael Wells, sister Angie Pollock.