Erwin Jackson Turner, 74, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. Mr. Turner was a native of Ashley County. He was a 1960 graduate of Hamburg High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, having retired in 1990 after 28 years of service. He also worked as a dispatcher for the Ashley County Sheriff’s Department for several years and for Southeast Arkansas Transportation “SEAT.” He was a member of Gardner Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Erwin and Ora Chamberlin Chance Turner; two half-brothers, Bill and Walter Chance, Jr. and a half-sister, Marie Mae Grant and three nephews.
Survivors include a sister, Barbara Chance Foster of Hamburg; five nephews and two nieces.
Graveside services and burial were 10 a.m., Oct. 7 in the Hamburg Cemetery with the Rev. Eugene Howie officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were the Men’s Sunday school class of Gardner Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church, PO Box 311, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg, Arkansas. Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.