Ethel Turner

8:18 pm | December 8, 2012

Mrs. Ethel Carr Sumner Turner, 90, Elizabethton passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Bluff City, she was a daughter of the late Fleming & Lena Lilly Carr.  She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton.  Mrs. Turner was a seamstress.  She loved gardening, sewing and was a Lady Vol fan.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dewey Sumner; her second husband, Richard Turner; three brothers, Raymond Carr, William “Bill” Carr and Kenneth Carr; and two sisters, Mae Blalock and Molly Morgan.  Mrs. Turner was a member of the Belle Meadows Baptist Church, Bristol.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jerry and Junette Sumner, Larry and Darlene Sumner and Steve Sumner, all of Elizabethton; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one Sister: Ruth Hagaman and a brother: Claude Carr, both of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a very special friend, Demetris Cain.
Funeral services will be conducted  at 7 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dewey Williams officiating.  Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday,  Dec. 11, 2012 in the Morrell Cemetery, Bluff City. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, and  the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital  for the excellent care that was received. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday.  Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

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