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The Turrentine Letter Nov 2012

Cynthia Keyton Scholarship Application
Records and Stories of Slaves found in Turrentine books
Articles, Documents & More
Calendar of Events-Reunions
2016 Turrentine National Reunion CHICAGO photo
Newsletters in PDF format
Turrentine Crest
Turrentine Cemetery
November 2012  - No. 233         

President – Harold Turrentine, 3636 N Bernard ST, Chicago, IL 60618-4205

Secretary – Elaine Schmidtling,

Treasurer – Jean Yanga – 4352 Link 53 E, Kimball, NE 69145

Turrentine Letter editor and Cemetery Chair – Joyce Hodges,

         17952 168th ST, Bonner Springs, KS 66012


                                                                  Reunion 2014
We have some volunteers to hold a National Reunion in Orange County, North Carolina
Kermit Turrentine, who has long maintained the Turrentine Cemetery, has managed to get some others to commit to helping him.  We expect this to be the largest reunion in years as there has been a big demand to have it close enough to visit the Turrentine Cemetery.

I received a belated notification of the death of James Robert Corry, Jr.  James  (#2306) was born 17 August 1938 in Monroe, Louisiana; the son of James Robert Corry and Maxine Washburn.   He died 6 September 2011.  A wonderful man, he is missed by his family and friends. Mr. Corry was a retired pharmaceutical representative and a United States Army veteran.


Tennye Annett McGee Turrentine, born February 16, 1923 to James and Emily McGee in Hitchia, Oklahoma.  She served in the United States Marine Corps, worked in Warrior’s Restaurant, Ed Fritz Bakery.  She married Waylon “Bill” Turrentine.  She was one of the founding members of True Faith Missionary Baptist Church.  She died Oct. 22, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.



Eugenia Turrentine Aiken (#1665.03) born November 22, 1917, in Petersburg, Virginia, the daughter of Duncan Cameron and Mabel Newton Turrentine.  Eugenia was married to Jefferson Boone Aiken, Jr. on November 30, 1940.    She graduated from Furman University where she majored in music and became an accomplished pianist. She died August 24, 2012 in Florence, South Carolina.

David Arlen Carson (#3060) was born January 16, 1947 in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Ernest V. and Wilma Turrentine Carson.  He passed away on September 13, 2012 at Wesley medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Adeline Turrentine Bowles was born May 5, 1925, the daughter of Martin Vernon (#763) and Eliza Wright Turrentine.  She died August 1, 2012 in Salisbury.  She worked as a timekeeper in the United States Navy Shipyards in Portsmouth, Virginia, and later in restaurant work, and 16 years in nursing.  She also served as Sunday school teacher and Girl Scout leader.


Kenneth Charles Turrentine (#2125) was born on Tuesday, October 13, 1936, to Charlie and Nellie (Smith) Turrentine, at Red Oak, Oklahoma. Kenneth passed away November 9, 2012 at Denison, Texas. He graduated from Stigler High School, then attended Texas A&M and later received his Bachelors degree from Oklahoma University. Kenneth proudly served his country during Vietnam receiving a bronze star.  He served in the U. S. Air Force for 20 years. He married Jeanette Smith on February 11, 1956 at Wichita Falls, Texas. Kenneth was a longtime member and deacon at First Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher, director, and was the President of the church’s Golden Jubilee. He was also member of Atoka’s Rotary Club and Atoka County Chamber of Commerce.











                                 Turrentines in the News


Travis James Barton, graduated from Navy Boot Camp in August and was assigned to Ft. Sam Houston where he will study to become a hospital corpsman.  Travis is the son of Anita (Turrentine #3484) and Jack Barton.



Marjorie Radebaugh (daughter of Guy Turrentine #1348 and Rena) retired from nursing in July 2012, but will continue her work as Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant.


United States Army West Point sophomore running back Trenton Turrentine collected 47 yards in the Army Air Force game this November.  Army won 41-21.


Orange Glen High’s football team had plenty of reasons to be thankful last week.   Not only did they beat longtime rival Valley Center High 42-38 on Nov. 2, the win gave the Patriots their first home playoff game in 15 years.  Savoring the victory among themselves isn’t the team’s style, and coaches decided that the time was right for senior players to honor teachers or staff members who’ve inspired or challenged them.  At a noontime rally Friday, about two dozen players gave teachers or staff members their away-game jerseys to wear to last night’s playoff game against Chula Vista’s Hilltop High.  Senior wide receiver Austin Cosler chose English teacher Christine Turrentine to wear his jersey “because for the three years I’ve been here, she’s been like a mom to me.”  “She’s been here (for me) no matter what,” said Austin, 16. “She’s always helped me, no matter what class. And I just really appreciated it. … It’s just something small to give back. (Teachers) put so much time and effort.


Turrentine Family Crest Needlepoint


We still have some Turrentine Family Crest needlepoints.  Cost is $60.00.  Don Turrentine has pledged $30 per sale to the Turrentine Cemetery Special Fund for tombstones for unmarked graves or those with badly worn stones. If you wish to purchase one send your check made out to: Turrentine Cemetery Fund.  Mail to:

Joyce E. Hodges

17952 168th ST

Bonner Springs, KS 66012

needlepoint is 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches and does not include a frame.



Family Tree Maker DNA will be having a sale on DNA tests if any other Turrentine male is interested.

Please order the 67 markers for $199.  I, Joyce Hodges, will pay half if you are from the Alexander side of the family tree and join the Turrentine project.


Hey, cousins. I need input for the newsletter.  Trolling the internet, I just didn’t come up with that much news.

Wishing you Joyful Christmas, with health and happiness in the New Year.















Turrentine Family Newsletter
c/o Joyce Hodges 17952 168th St, Basehor, Ks 66007