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Betty Joann (Berry) Turner

July 2, 1939 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 83)


Betty Joann Turner, 83, of Fortson, GA passed peacefully Friday, July 29, 2022 at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown. Visitation will be held Monday, August 1, 2022 from 5-7PM at McMullen Funeral Home, 3874 Gentian Blvd, Columbus, GA 31907. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the Chapel of McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory with Reverend Tommy Bradford officiating. Interment will follow at Garden Hill Cemetery in Opelika, AL following the service. Live stream service available at Honorary pall bearers include; Chris Dixon, Marcus Dixon, Ivey Hutcherson, Chance Frazier, Mike Brown, and Michael McAbee.

Betty was born July 2, 1939 in Dadeville, AL to the late James Raymond Berry and Flora Mae Fomby Berry. She was a member of Cornerstone Church of God in Columbus, GA. She started her career in the sewing mills in Opelika, AL and retired from the grocery industry in Columbus, GA. She absolutely loved and adored her family and friends. She was a shopaholic, loved driving her car and thoroughly enjoyed family gatherings. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Thomas Turner, her children, Buford Randy Turner and Deborah Kay Turner, her parents, James Raymond Berry and Flora Mae Fomby Berry, siblings, James Junior Berry, Roy Lynn Berry, Mavis Berry Lusco, a daughter-in-law Kay Grantham Turner, and long-time companion Jack Buckner.

Survivors include her siblings, Mary Hall (Opelika, AL), Shirley Nolan (Granite City, IL), Peggy Dixon Moore (Fortson, GA), Billy Wayne Berry (Gayle) (Auburn, AL), Aylene Berry – sister-in-law (Valley, AL), Alice June Rosenbalm – sister-in-law (Poplar Grove, IL); grandchildren, Brandy Brown (Mike), Courtney McAbee (Michael), Bo Turner Greene, Cameron Greene (Lindsey), Nathan Greene (Taylor); great-grandchildren, Hope, Grace, Faith, Jaxson, Lucas and Raymond. Special thanks and gratitude to a nephew and his family, Chris, Sheila, Sam, Marcus, and Caroline Dixon. She was blessed with numerous nieces and nephews, Shannon, Shelby, Sarah, Josh, Cindy, Kathy, Scotty, Peewee, Levi, Jason, Connie, Mark, Johnny, Robbie, Timmy, Amy, Stevie, John Alan, Debbie, Cheryl, Greg, Mike and Darren.

Flowers will be accepted.  Donations can be made in memory of Betty Turner to Cornerstone Church of God, 7701 Lloyd Rd, Columbus, GA 31909 (Paypal information located at



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August 1, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory
3874 Gentian Blvd
Columbus, GA 31907

Funeral Service
August 2, 2022

11:00 AM
McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory
3874 Gentian Blvd
Columbus, GA 31907

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