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Obituaries

Obituaries

August Bert "Gus" Turner 1924 - 2007 Williamsburg, Va.

Lyons - Memorial service for August Bert "Gus" Turner, Williamsburg, Va., will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Birzer-Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Burial will follow in Geneseo.Mr. Turner died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007.He was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Lyons, the son of Arthur Gilbert and Esther Meyer Turner. He attended school in Lyons and was a member of the State Basketball Championship team of 1941. He graduated from Ottawa University, where he was named an All American basketball player and charter member of the Ottawa Braves Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Helen; three daughters, Ann Hashbarger and husband Robert, Ozark, Mo., Caroline Costello and husband Billy Burke, Topeka, and Janet Stephenson and husband J.C. "Steve," McGaheysville, Va.; a son, Barry and wife Louise, Montclair, Va.; two sisters, Arnetta Ingamells, Portland, Ore., and Mary Tuck, Fort Collins, Colo.; four grandsons, Nathan and Joshua Hashbarger, Joel Stephenson and Michael Turner; two nephews, John and Douglas Ingamells; and a niece, Denise York.Mr. Turner was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Andersen.The family suggests memorials to The Salvation Army, American Heart Association or Braves Hall of Fame Scholarship at Ottawa University.