Freda Turner (Reid)
Mrs. Freda Reid Turner, 95, of McDonough, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
Mrs. Turner was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Troup County, daughter of the late Herman and Margaret Hurst Reid. She earned her bachelor's degree from Georgia State University in 1970, and retired from the Civil Court of Fulton County after 26 years of service. She was a member of Fulton County Retired Employees Association, Henry County Genealogical Society, the Jamestown Society, and the DAR. In 1983, Mrs. Turner and her late husband, Memory George Turner moved from the City of Atlanta to McDonough at which time she became involved with community projects as well as abstracting, compiling, and publishing hard cover books on local Georgia history. In 2012, she was presented a Lifetime Achievement award by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board for her dedication to abstracting and publishing 20 books for genealogical research.
Survivors include her son, Sevis L. Shropshire and his wife Jackie grandchildren, Christopher Brian Shropshire, Stephany Elliott and her husband Bill, Lauren Cinnamon great-grandchildren, Colby Lawton Shropshire, William Elliott, Britany Elliott, Elizabeth Lightsey great-great-grandchildren, Gracie Lynn Crozier, Jolene Elliott.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Edward Shropshire, and her brother, Lynn Hurston Reid.
Graveside services were 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Turner United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2957 Turner Church Rd. McDonough, GA 30252.
Condolences may be expressed at
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.
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