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Charlotte Turner

May 11, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

Charlotte Turner

Charlotte ascended to her Lord Friday morning April 29 ,2022. She enjoyed a full and joyful life with her parents, Rev. Manuel E. and Estelle Scott (deceased), sister Martha and brother Bob (both deceased) and sisters Mary Sue and Beth. After marrying the love of her life, Maury Allen Barnes, on December 26, 1948, she birthed and raised two sons, Robert Allen Barnes of North Little Rock and James Manuel Barnes of Bentonville. Each son married and raised her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Robert married Marcia McNutt and together they raised two sons, Alex and Zach, in North Little Rock. Zach married Kim Field and they have two children, Harper and Sloane, and live in Southlake, Texas. Alex and partner Theresa Niemczyk live in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Manuel married Priscilla Horton and they raised four daughters Stephani, Kourtney, Amy and Jessi and they all live in Bentonville, Arkansas. Stephani married Bob Cessario and they are raising two boys Caleb and Joshua and both live separately in Bentonville. Kourtney married Beau Barrett and together they are raising three children Elijah, Pearson, and Noomi, and live in Bentonville. Amy married Dr. Ben Hall and together they are raising three children in Bentonville, Aowyn, Simon and Henry. Jessi lives in Bentonville.

Maury and Charlotte celebrated their Golden Anniversary on December 26, 1998, then she endured Maury departing to be with the Lord June 3, 1999. On December 11, 1999, she wed Sgt. Ed Turner, a WWII veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, and survivor of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. She enjoyed many good years with Ed until his death in 2015. Charlotte's step-children are Carla Franks, Cece Grimes, Sherrie Turner, of Camden, and John Turner of California. Cece provided loving care for Charlotte for 6 years prior to the on-set of breast cancer.

Charlotte loved her nieces and nephews including, Dr. Robin Scott, Jay Taylor, Mark Taylor Charlotte Taylor, Paul Turner, Jane Turner, Hank Turner, Cone Turner, Jimmy Krueger, Marlo Krueger, Bill Krueger, Judy Fogle, David Barnes, Diane Barnes, Joy Barnes, Joan Barnes, Judy Barnes, Pat Gordon, John Gordon, Reed Gordon, Stephen Price and Mike Stacy and cousins Ann Hyman, Barbara Plummer, and Bill Jordan. Charlotte also her Aunt Mildred Smith, age 101, of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Charlotte had many friends in Camden and Warren.

Excellent Hospice care was provided to Charlotte by Dr. Lawrence F. Braden, Tonya, Becky, Kelly, Connie, Tessa and many others from Ouachita County Medical Center as well as her son, Robert, wife, Marcia, and granddaughter, Stephani, over the last nine months. We are grateful she had little to no pain during this time. She was able to recognize family members and enjoy their visits until the last week of her life.

One of Charlotte's favorite memories was dancing the jitterbug with Maury to big band tunes of the 1940's and 50's such as Glenn Miller's band playing "In the Mood".

While living in Warren in the 1960's, Charlotte volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Mother with Mrs. Pat Curry. While raising her two boys at Warren she often put together elaborate meals preparing pheasant and lavish side dishes for Robert and Manuel and their friends who still talk about how extravagant those meals were! She also often hosted the Methodist Ladies's Circle meetings the home in Warren. She was very supportive of her hard-working husband, Maury, who managed the local Goodyear Store.

Charlotte loved her church and enjoyed many years at the Warren First United Methodist Church and the Camden First United Methodist Church. She was the first woman chosen to lead the Al Rose Sunday School Class of which she and Maury were longtime members. Maury was very proud of this accomplishment. She held several offices in the local and district United Methodist Women and received various recognitions from that group. In 1990 she was the President of the Old Southern Garden Club.

She loved her husbands, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as neighbors and friends. Growing up as the daughter of a Methodist Minister, Rev. Manuel and Estelle Scott they lived in many south Arkansas cities including Lewisville, Stamps, Norphlet, Stephens and Fairview/Camden. Charlotte's education included 1st – 3rd grade at Norphlet;3rd – 5th grade Stephens; 5th -Jr. High Stephens; Jr. High -Senior High School Fairview/Camden graduating in 1948. In 1944 Charlotte received the American Legion Citizen Scholarship Award.

She attended Henderson College, A and M College in Monticello and graduated from SAU Magnolia with a B.S. in Psychology in the 1970's. She got her Psychology degree because, as she said "she wanted to help people".

Some of Charlotte's employment included working at Lester's Grocery Store at 13 years old; Gross and Jones Tie Co. in the summer of 1948 as Secretary and Book-keeper; Martin Department Store of Warren as saleswoman; Huey and Vittatow Law Firm as legal secretary, receptionist and other duties for 4 years; Warren Chamber of Commerce performing various tasks for 1 year; and Administrator of Smackover Nursing Home for 4 years in the 1990's.

She was a loving and involved mother of her two boys in their activities all through secondary school, attending and supporting band, choir, track and field, football, baseball, basketball, and swim meets. Once her sons married and had her grandchildren, she then focused on being involved with their families and activities.

She was always very encouraging to her family and friends. She loved to read as did her mother, Estelle. She also loved to write, specializing in free verse poetry. Charlotte enjoyed traveling to Switzerland, England, France, Hong Kong and Hawaii. She chose her grandmother name of "Tutu" after her visit to Hawaii. "Tutu" is Hawaiian for "grandmother". In her later years she loved to travel with her sisters Beth and Mary Sue – especially to the southern coastal areas.

"My Mother gave her boys good counsel – for example I was surprised when I told her that I was going to marry Priscilla in 1974 – it hurt my feelings when she told me that I would discover that I was selfish when I got married – but that was true because prior to marriage I was front and center, however, after marriage I found that my wife rightfully should to be considered before my own preferences" (Manuel).

Charlotte has given her earthly body for medical research and once that is complete the family will have a celebration of her life with her ashes being laid to rest adjacent to her husband, Maury, in Camden, Arkansas. We will contact family and friends at that time regarding this memorial service.

Memorials may be given in Charlotte's name to the First United Methodist Churches of Warren and Camden, Arkansas; Hospice of Ouachita Medical Center, and the Public Library of Camden/Ouachita County.

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