Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sen. Bennie Turner (D - West Point) has passed away at age 64

The late Sen. Bennie Turner

I just received word that Sen. Bennie Turner of West Point has passed.  Sen. Turner represented the 16th District, which is comprised of parts of Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, and Oktibbeha Counties.  Sen. Turner was a well-respected attorney, having served on the Board of Bar Admissions, as President of the Clay County Bar Association and the Magnolia Bar Foundation, and as former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Turner was elected to serve in November of 1992, and was a life member of the NAACP.  He was married to the former Edna Walker, and had three daughters.  He will be greatly missed.

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