Mary Ellen McKee Turner, 85, of 117 Morgan Avenue, widow of the Rev. Clarence E. Turner, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Hospice House.
Born in Ware Shoals, she was a daughter of the late Luna M. and Annie Evans McKee. Mary faithfully served as a pastor’s wife in the SC United Methodist Conference. She was a member of Mathews United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, William Edward Turner and his wife, Elaine, and Stan E. Turner and his wife, Anne, all of Greenwood; a sister, Mildred Whitt of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Stacey Turner Smoke and her husband, Gladden, of Gaffney, Stephen Turner and his wife, Heather, of Easley, Brandon Turner and Leslie Turner, both of Greenwood; three great grandchildren, Sarah Grace Turner, Luke Turner and Rebecca Smoke.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Maxwell and Faye Wright.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Mathews United Methodist Church with Rev Luke Mims and the Rev. Harvey Peurifoy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Turner, Stephen Turner, Gladden Smoke, Dennis Whitt, Craig Whitt, Charles Lockaby and John Britt.
Honorary escort will be the staff of Emerald Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Mathews United Methodist Church, PO Box 2066, Greenwood, SC 29648.
The family members are at their respective homes.
Harley Funeral Home & Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.