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Eveylyn McCullough Turner

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Evelyn McCullough Turner (Mrs. Curtis L. Turner, Jr.) of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2009 surrounded by family and loved ones.  She was 87.

Services will be held at Schreiber Memorial United Methodist Church, 4525 Rickover Drive in Dallas on Thursday, March 19 with a reception at 1:00pm followed by the service at 2:00.  Visitation will be at Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery on Wednesday evening, March 18, from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Evelyn was born September 11, 1921 and married Curtis Lamar Turner, Jr. on June 2, 1946, who preceded her in death.  They were married nearly 40 years.  Evelyn is survived by two sons, Thomas Lamar Turner and wife Brenda (Arlington, TX), Richard Carl Turner and wife Mary Beth (Plano, TX) and one daughter, Lou Turner Pontius and husband, Steve (Fort Myers, FL).  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Lauren, Stephen and Olivia; and her sister-in-law, Zelma McCullough of Sulphur Springs.

Evelyn was born in Tira (Hopkins County, TX) to Wm. Pinkney McCullough & Antho Texana Talkington McCullough and was one of eight children.  She attended Sulphur Springs High School where she was president of the Junior Class and the Public Speaking Club.  Later, she earned a degree in Home

Economics from East Texas State Teachers College (now Texas A&M University - Commerce) and taught high school at Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, where she met and married Curtis.  After WWII, she and Curtis lived in Oak Cliff, where her children were born.

From 1961 until 1966 Evelyn moved with her family to Hawaii for three years and then to Kwajalein, Marshall Islands in the South Pacific for nearly two years.  Evelyn and her family then returned to Dallas in 1966 where she lived in the same house for over 40 years.

Evelyn and her husband, Curtis, were very active in the whole life of Schreiber Memorial United Methodist Church including serving as president of United Methodist Women in 1983 & 84 and serving on the Admisitrative Board for over 20 years.  Evelyn was past president of The Brookhaven Book Club and a member of The Mary K. Craig Class.  In addition, she enjoyed travel, gardening, entertaining and spending time with her grandchildren and many friends.  One close friend commented that “Evelyn kept in touch with every friend she ever made”.

Donations may be made to Schreiber Memorial United Methodist Church, 4525 Rickover Drive, Dallas, Texas 75244.

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