OXFORD

Jewell Gaither Turman, 94, of Oxford, passed away on Jan. 14, 2019. She was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Tupelo to Hubert and Jewell Watson Gaither. She attended the University of Mississippi where she met her husband, Raymond “Ray” Eugene Turman of Horn Lake. They were married for 73 years before his death on April 24, 2018. They lived in Oxford for the past 18 years and were members of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Julie Turman Starr (Walter H.) of Hernando and Helen Lewis (John) of Jackson; son, John Thomas “Tom” Turman of Southaven; grandchildren, Susan Turman, Julia Garrison Starr, Cannada Andrew “Drew” Lewis (Marjorie) and John Watson Lewis; great-grandson, Michael Cannada Lewis; sisters, Julia Gaither Patterson of Memphis, Tenn. and Betty Gaither Thisted of Huson, Mont.; brother, Hubert Gaither (Margaret) of Clifton, Texas; special caregivers, Venita Phillips, Tamika Jones and Eula Moore. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray Turman, her son, Ray Turman Jr., her daughter-in-law, Janet Turman, one sister, Mary Ruth Gaither Barnes. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 at New Bethlehem Cemetery in Horn Lake. A memorial service will follow in Oxford at Oxford-University United Methodist Church with visitation at 1:30 followed by the service at 2:30 p.m. Hernando Funeral Home has charge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oxford Medical Ministries, 205 Commerce Cove, Oxford, MS 38655 or to Oxford-University United Methodist Church, 424 S 10th Street, Oxford, MS 38655.