Linda Ann Jordan Turner, age 78, a lifelong resident of Pike County, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2023. A graveside service will be held Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 3 p.m. in Green Hills Memorial Cemetery with Minister Jack Walters officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Marcus Sanders, Logan Stewart, Chad Jordan, Jamie Jordan, and Scott Jordan. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Green Hills Funeral Home.
Mrs. Turner has roots planted deep and wide spanning all the bounds of Pike County. She told tales full of fun from Josie across to Linwood down to Spring Hill and all the way back to the heart of grocery commerce at Ingram’s Curb Market in downtown Troy. She was a friendly staple at the Curb Market for more than 25 years, running the store, making friends, and even sharing some of her best recipes. Before her time at the Curb Market, she invested 20 years with Alatex shirt factory in Troy.
Even her free time was busy. She was a renowned genealogist, tracking her family’s history all the way back to the 1700s. She called upon family members for accompaniment to faraway cemeteries and estranged family reunions, all of which proved to be memory-making adventures. Mrs. Turner didn’t have to be traveling for excitement either. Time alone in Memaw’s kitchen was inciteful and memorable. She could pat a perfect biscuit, then serve it up with bacon and grits and a glass of buttermilk. She whipped-up all things wonderful and coconut and satisfied special requests for English pea dumplins. But most often, Mrs. Turner vowed that a KitchenAid mixer and “sunny and 70°F” were the best kept secrets to a successful pound cake and that there was no good use for sweet milk. She kept acres of beautiful flowers, with a special knack for growing roses and daylilies. Mrs. Turner was timeless, classic black and white, country cool splashed with a little fizzle for life, just like the peanuts in her Coke.
Mrs. Turner is survived by her children, Wayne Turner (Donna) and Tonya Stewart (Wayne); grandchildren, Ashley Turner Sanders (Marcus), Regan Stewart, Logan Stewart (Katharine), and Lawson Stewart (Olivia); great-grandchildren, Parker Sanders, Collins Stewart, and Holly James Stewart; brothers, Conley Jordan (Charlene) and Melvin Jordan (Terrie); her lifelong friend and family member, Brenda Sue Hooks; and her beloved chihuahua, Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Turner; parents, Delmer and Audrey McLendon Jordan; and her brother, Jimmy Jordan.
Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Turner family.