Judith Ann Turner      


Judith Ann Turner, 79, of Sparta, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, went home to be with her Lord, on July 14, 2020, while at her daughter’s home, in Lake Placid, Florida. 

Mrs. Turner was born May 4, 1941, in Tallassee, Alabama, to Lois Elaine (Hurston) and Henry Lanier Dodgen. 

She earned her licensed practical nurse (LPN) degree and began her career at Broward General Hospital, then worked at Holy Cross Hospital until her retirement.  Mrs. Turner moved to Sparta many years after retiring and after the loss of her husband. 

She was active in her community where she was a member of Sparta Woman’s Club, Sparta Garden Club, and Welcome Neighbors Club, and she also enjoyed activities and morning exercise at Sparta-White County Senior Center. 

Mrs. Turner was of the Baptist faith.  She enjoyed life, helping people in need, and hiking the nearby trails, in Tennessee.  She loved to be with her family and friends any time they could all get together, especially time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale Dewitt Turner, Sr. (ret. IBEW Local 728) and son, Scott Barger.

Survivors include her loving children, Dean Turner, Tim Turner, Stacey Meyers, Dale Turner; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 A graveside service to celebrate Mrs. Turner’s life will be 11 a.m., July 22, 2020, at Evergreen Cemetery, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Scott Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, in Lake Placid, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


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