Alva N. Turner
Alva N. TURNER, 84, died at the Underwood Nursing Home at 9:30 
last Friday evening.  Mr. Turner was born in Jefferson County, 
February 1, 1879, the son of Thomas and Mary Jane (COX) TURNER.  
He is survived by a son, Frank TURNER of Jackson, Miss., one daughter, 
Mrs. Mary DIAL of St. Louis; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sadie SPENCER of Whittington 
and Mrs. Vera McCutcheon of St. Louis; 4 grandchidren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mr. TURNER was for a time a Baptisit minister.  He was also a poet and his 
works appeared in the leading magazines and newspapers of the United States.  
Known to his many friends as "Prod" TURNER, he had the title of 
"The Poet of Spring Garden."  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ina Baptist Church, 
conducted by Rev. James BENTON and Rev. Everett BEATY.  Interment took 
place at the Kirk Cemetery.

Source: The Ina Observer
Date: Thursday May 2, 1963
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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