She was born in Mosheim, Tenn., to Hickman T. and Mildred McPherson Dean.
She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, Robert Dean and Lonnie Dean.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by: her husband, Cecil Turner of Clayton; a son, Brian Turner and wife Elizabeth of Long Creek, S.C.; two daughters, Janet Cummings and husband Thomas of Clayton and Michelle Munger and husband Jesse of Highlands, N.C.; four brothers, Bill Dean of Greeneville, Tenn., Earl Dean of Mosheim, Tenn., Danny Allen Dean of Midway, Tenn., and Tommy Dean of Greenfield, Ind.; four sisters, Emma Lee Pierce of Bulls Gap, Tenn., Linda Lane, Brenda Swatzell and Martha Gaby, all of Greeneville; nine grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Mrs. Turner was a member of Clayton First Assembly of God and was a wonderful homemaker, daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Beck Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Houston officiating.
Memorial donations in Otha Turner’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Dec. 1, 2011