Dorothy Jean Gillespie Turner, 82, of Tallahassee, FL passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Big Bend Hospice House.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Tallahassee First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Dave Pullen and Rev. Hilton Gillespie officiating. Interment will follow at Tallahassee Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Faith Funeral Home in Havana. (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com.)
Mrs. Dorothy was born February 8, 1933 in Whigham, GA to the late Gratton Cosmo Gillespie and the late Mary Alta Edwards Gillespie. She graduated from Cairo High School in 1950. On December 10, 1955, she married Jack Turner. Later, she and Jack had three daughters whom she loved very much. She retired from the State of Florida as an administrative assistant, and also retired from The Junior League of Tallahassee. She was a faithful longtime member of the Tallahassee First Church of the Nazarene. She taught and influenced many lives in her 50 years of being a Sunday School teacher. She also served in many other capacities over the years at the church including serving on the Church Board and as Missions President.
She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Turner of Mobile, AL and Jackie Turner Marston (husband David) of Tallahassee, FL; her son-in-law, Justin Strickland of Havana, FL; her brother, Rev. Hilton Gillespie (Chris); sisters, Evelyn Eubanks, Mary Poitivent, Loette Buerger, Emily Hickey; her sisters-in-law, Florence Gillespie, Shirley Gillespie and Shelia Edwards; her grandchildren, Jamie McCormick (Ben), Nikki Mosley (Philip), Hailey Marston and Travis Strickland; great-grandchildren, Mary Jane McCormick, Jada Mosley, Debra Jean Mosley and Marley McCormick.
She is also survived by many beloved family members and friends who loved her and ministered to her during her illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Travis Turner; her daughter, Sandi Turner Strickland; brothers, William Gillespie, Earl Gillespie, Gerald Gillespie, Darwin Edwards, M.L. Forehand and Ronald Forehand; sisters, Louise Weiss and Callie Farrow; and her step-mother, Blanche Gillespie.
John Douglas O’Neal, 81, of Havana, FL passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his home on Lake Tallavana.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015, 3 p.m., at Faith Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bill Bess officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery with Military Honors. Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
Mr. O’Neal was born October 5, 1933 in Brewton, AL to the late Horace O’Neal and the late Rebecca Whitehead O’Neal. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after more than 20 years of service.
Mr. O’Neal was a real people-person, which led him into the automobile industry. He owned, operated and managed several dealerships. His sense of humor and charm will be missed in our community.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dona Sue O’Neal, on September 14, 2014.
His survivors include his four daughters, Rebecca Groves (Ward), Sherilyn Misco, Alisa Bolden (Kenny) all of Tacoma, WA, and Lori Irons (Lonnie) of Maricopa, AZ; his step-son, Michael Murray (Stacy) of Atlanta, GA; his brother, Nathan O’Neal (Vivian) of Baton Rouge, LA; and his sister, Patti Stiles (Wayne) of Hot Springs, NC; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records.
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