Elizabeth Pauline Turney, age 92, passed away July 4, 2022. Also known as “Polly,” she was born June 22, 1930 in Iuka, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Nancy Carson and by her husband of 67 years, A.W. Turney. She is survived by her son, Randy Turney and wife, Cecelia; daughters, Sherry and Sandra Turney; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Virginia Mae Dean.
Polly attended Summer Grove Baptist Church and will be remembered as a faithful Christian woman. She loved watching football and basketball games on TV. As a young woman, she received a basketball scholarship to Mississippi State. She also loved the outdoors and, like her mother, was an excellent cook. Her fried chicken and okra were the best!
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Rose-Neath Southside from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Polly’s birthplace of Iuka, Mississippi on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family would like to especially thank Christus Hospice and Palliative Home Health for their excellent and compassionate care and family support.