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09/18/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Louis "Fuzzy" Turner

Louis Harrison Turner
(13 Sept 1945 - 15 Sept 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 It saddens my heart to report the death of      Louis "Fuzzy" Turner, Class of 1963, who passed away in Newport News on Saturday, September 15, 2012 two days after his 67th birthday.  He was the brother of Jimmy Turner and of the late   Gene Turner, Class of 1961 (d. 05/05/04).

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 09/15/12, 07:36 PM - "    Louis 'Fuzzy' Turner' ('63)":
Carol, We lost our NNHS Class of 1963 classmates today.
The following is from     Jerry Gammon ('63 - of VA).
As it shall be for all born of man and woman, my friend Louis Turner, has passed to the other world. His road has been traveled. He was a kind and generous man, though not a saint by any means. He touched many lives in very positive ways. Now, family and friends shall mourn and miss him. I am thankful for 51 great years of his friendship. RIP Lou, you had a good run. September 13, 1945 to September 15, 2012. Signed, Jerry Gammon
Thank you Carol,
Susie Overton Jones
Class of 1963

   Oh, NO!  Not Fuzzy!  I was just thinking of him the other day.  I am so very sorry to hear this.  Thank you so much for letting me know; you have my deepest condolences of the loss of your dear friend.  

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 09/18/12, 07:29 AM - "    Louis 'Fuzzy' Turner' ('63)":

Here is the site for the obit for Fuzzy:
...This is info I received from a daughter in regards to services.
Funeral services for Louis Turner:
Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:00 pm at West Court Baptist Church in Marion, NC.

   Thank you very much, Susie.

From The McDowell News (NC) and the Daily Press - 09/18/12:

       Louis H. Turner


    NEWPORT NEWS - Louis Harrison "Fuzzy" Turner, 67, matriculated Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, with his family by his side.

He was a native of Newport News. Fuzzy graduated, with the class of 1963, from Newport News High School and received his B.S. degree, in 1968, from Mars Hill College.

He is survived by his four daughters and their husbands, Amy Majors and Kenneth, Amanda Ward and Paul, Crystal and Kent, Brandi and Adam; one brother and his wife, Coleman "Jimmy" Turner and Evelyn; six grandchildren, Austin, Bryson, Marc, Hannah, Olivia and Caroline.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Turner.

Fuzzy Turner
  In keeping with Fuzzy's wishes, his body has been cremated and his cremains will be spread in the mountains of North Carolina.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058; or the Kidney Foundation of the Virginias, Memorial Gift Program, 1742 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23234.

Please leave condolences at

Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in The McDowell News on September 18, 2012 the Daily Press from September 18 to September 19, 2012.
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September 18, 2012 
So sorry to hear about Fuzzy. I am his first cousin and played together when we were young. I will miss him.

September 18, 2012 

  I have been a friend to this family for 20+ years. I rented from Louis for years. I became friends with Patti, then later his daughter, Amy. I was with Amy by her dad's side as he was slipping away there at the end of his life. Louis died a Peaceful and Dignified death. One of the last things Louis did was look at his daughter, winked ,and said, "Don't be sad; I'm going to be fine." That was one of the last times he spoke before his death. I am thankful I was there to witness such a brave and moving moment in both their lives. Louis was at Peace with God and his Family. You all remain forever in my thoughts and Prayers.

September 18, 2012 

Patti, Brandi, and Crystal,
May God bless and comfort you during time of sorrow. If there is anything we can do, take comfort in knowing Darrin and I would do our best to help in any way.

~ Kelly Helton


September 18, 2012 

Amanda, I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that your dad is in his Father's arms and in no pain or suffering. Know that you are loved by many many people and they will be there for you when you need them! S S in H

~ Marla Wahlquist


September 18, 2012 

Amanda, I am so sorry for the loss to you and your family. I personally know the pain, the questions, and the loss that is felt. My father passed away 11 years ago and he will always be a huge part of my heart. Hugs to you all.

September 18, 2012

Amy and Amanda,
Please know my thoughts are with you. I know it has been a struggle for many years. Praying for you both!

~ Carrie

September 18, 2012 

September 18, 2012 

Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God would keep you in perfect peace during this most difficult time.

God Bless

September 18, 2012 

Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you find your memories of good times as comfort during this difficult period.

~ Lisa Smith

September 18, 2012


I'm so sorry for your loss. While it's an inevitable part of life, losing someone who you love dearly is never easy. I hope you find solace in all of your friends and family who are always there to lend a shoulder to cry on. You're in my thoughts. Take care!

~ Nichole M, West Warwick, Rhode Island

September 18, 2012 

Hey Amanda, Once again I want you to know how sorry I am with the loss of your father. I pray that each day gets better and the good thing is you will get to see him again one day. We will be thinking about you and your family and pray that God will give you the strength during this time that only He can give. If we can do anything, please let us know. We love you.

~ Dianne Gollehon, Kingsport, Tennessee

September 18, 2012


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Fuzzy's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also recorded here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Whispering Hope

Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne (11 May 1827 - 22 Nov 1902), 1868

"Alice Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the mid-19th century.
Winner went from the bird calls of "Listen to the Mocking Bird" to the doggerel nonsense
of "Oh, Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" to the gentle and optimistic "Whispering Hope."

Soft as the voice of an angel
Breathing a lesson unheard;
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word.

Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done;
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering Hope,
Oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart
in its sorrow rejoice.

"Whispering Hope" midi (Sequenced by Grandpa Schober) and lyrics
courtesy of - 06/20/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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