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Burley Lewis Turner
November 16, 1913 - July 18, 2007


     Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Burley Turner, 93, were held 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 21, 2007 at Banner Baptist Church in Horntown with Reverend Jerry Summy officiating. Burial followed the service at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.    
     Burley Turner was born November 16, 1913 in Ragtown, Oklahoma to John Knox Turner and Fannie Parker Turner. He passed away in Holdenville on Wednesday, July 18, 2007. Burley was raised in the Moss and Horntown areas and spent some time in Texas. He attended school at Moss where he played baseball.
     Burley married Mae Madden in Tulare, California on May 1, 1937 and the couple raised their family on the farm in Hughes County. He was a long time member of Banner Baptist Church and worked on the family ranch. He was known for custom hay baling all around Hughes County. Burley enjoyed hunting and was most relaxed with a fishing pole in the water. He loved to play “Moon” and enjoyed life to its fullest.
     Burley was preceded in death by his wife, Mae, in August 2000, his parents, and four brothers: Cecil, E.W., Curtis and Floyd Turner. Surviving are three children and their spouses: Dale and Kathryn Turner of Holdenville, Jean Grimm of Yukon, and Linda and Vernon Harmon of Broken Arrow; three grandchildren: Tammy Griffin of Holdenville, Shelley Phelps of Bixby, and Toni Wright of Pottsboro, Texas; and one brother, Harry Turner of Holdenville. Burley also leaves seven great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.