This section of our website is devoted to memorials in honor of lost Turnage - Turnidge family loved ones. Members of the Family Club may post a memorial to their parents, spouse, grandparents, ancestors or other loved one here. The memorial may include a photo, poem, personal memories, information about the person (when and where born, died, etc.)
If you would like to honor the memory of a deceased Turnage family relative, all you have to do is send us info on the relative and we will be glad to honor them with a memorial on this site.
To include a photo, you can scan it and send it as an attachment to your email. If you do not have access to a scanner, you can send the photo and info through regular mail and our editor will scan them for you. If you do not have an extra copy that we can keep in the Family Library, we will return the original to you; please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
There is no cost for Association members to post a memorial for a relative on this site.
Gordon William Turnage, b 14 Sep 1891 in the Spring Creek Community of present Seminole County, Ga. -- d 8 Jun 1974, Tallahassee, Fl. Gordon was a son of William Edward ("Bill") Turnage and Charlotte Ann Crowson. He mar Mamie Johnson and they had five ch: Eunice, Lena, Norma (mother of the Turnage Family Historian and our Editor, Robert Earl Woodham), Curtis and Paul Gordon Turnage.
Gordon spent his early life on the farm of his daddy, Bill, which is now located on the edge of the Big Slough branch of Lake Seminole, in lower Seminole County. He attended a one-room, one-teacher, eighth grade school in what was then part of Decatur County and "graduated" from this school. He later farmed in Decatur County until a few months before his death. Only through days of dawn to dark hard work was he and his family able to survive what he called the terrible "Hoover days" of the Great Depression during the 1930's.
Gordon was an ardent Christian and a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Decatur Co. He was a Mason for more than 50 years.
His last months were spent at the home of his daughter Norma in Columbus, Ga.
Memorial by his grandson, Robert Earl Woodham