Obituary: Stephen Ellis Turner


Stephen Ellis Turner, age 73, of Double Springs, passed away Feb. 12, 2023 at Princeton Baptist Medical Center.

He was born June 19, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a friend to all who knew him. He was such a good man; an expert level husband, father, and grandfather. He was a fierce preacher who loved the Lord with all his heart. He gave the best hugs.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs with services to follow. Brother Donnie Dodd and Brother Steve Wakefield will officiate. Interment will be in Kelly Mill Cemetery.

Steve is survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, Mark Turner and wife Roxanne, Tim Cockrell and wife Vicki, and David Turner and wife Bethany; daughter Vanessa Rice and husband Dustin; grandchildren Drew Turner and wife Meagan, Matt Turner(Rachel), Scarlet Day(Tyler), Eli Turner(Brianna), Noah Rice, Grant Rice, Kohen Rice, Kyle Wallace and wife Ashton, Trenton Cockrell, Emily Cockrell, Brice Wells, Brooklyn Wells, Baylor Wells, and Brianna Jane Turner; and great grandchildren, Kinleigh Grace, Kaiden Mark, and Malakai.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jasper Ellis Turner; mother, Ida Odell McCarter Turner; son, Timothy Dale Turner; grandson, Brandon Dale Turner; wife, Annie Ruth Roberts Turner; brothers, Talmadge Ray Turner, Timothy Lee Turner, and Richard Turner.