John Andrew Turley
John Andrew Turley, age 89, of Sweet Water passed away Friday May 11, 2007 at his home. He was born September 18, 1917 in Ceres, Va.
He retired from the U. S. Air Force. During his time in the service, he was a member of the 101st Airborne Division 502nd Parachute Infantry. He parachuted into France on D-Day. Three months later, he was engaged in a campaign at Holland, the Battle of Bastogne, and one in the Rhinegold. He wore four campaign stars, the Bronze Star medal, Presidential citation with one cluster, combat infantry badge, the Bronze Arrowhead, and also had twenty parachute jumps, with two being in combat, to his credit.
Graveside funeral services were held at Aimwell Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, May 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. with Chaplain Kevin Chelf officiating. Military honors were provided by the U. S. Air Force.
He is survived by: wife, Jannie Milstead Turley of Sweet Water; two sons, David Turley of Mobile; Jeff Turley of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Janice (Sid) Sharma of Springhill, Tenn.; Judy (Royce) Kelley of Grove Hill; one grandson, Adam Pope; three granddaughters, Brittany Sharma, Chanda Sharma, Priscilla (Jason) Collinsworth.
O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.
The Thomasville Times 5/17/2007