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Frances Vowell Turner

(NEWELL) Funeral services for Frances Vowell Turner, 62, of Newell were held on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, at Mt. Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Acre and the Rev. Josh Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in the adjacent cemetery.

Mrs. Turner passed away Friday, Feb. 17, at Regional Medical Center in Anniston.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Turner of Newell; one daughter, Angie Crenshaw of Woodland; one son, Brad Smith (wife, Wanda) of Newell; seven grandchildren, Kathryn Puckett, Kim Harmon, Brooklyn McCain, Alana Bain, Colten Crenshaw and Allen Puckett; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ann Bolt of Talladega, Linda Smith of Woodland and Katherine Little of Roanoke; and two brothers, Randy Cummings of Millerville and Ben Cummings of Newell.

Pallbearers were Jason Smith, Justin Smith, Bubba Cummings, Michael Whitley, Jimmy Harmon, Jarrod Turner and Kevin Puckett.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. Turner was born on April 17, 1960, the daughter of Arthur and Myrtle Nolen Cummings. She was a member of Mt. Grove Baptist Church and worked as a CNA at Lineville Health and Rehabilitation, where she loved the residents and really enjoyed her job. Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, John Melton, Jr.; and a sister, Roxie Whitley Owens.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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