James L. Turner


GREENVILLE, S.C. — James L. Turner, 83, died in Greenville, S.C., Feb. 2.

He was born April 18, 1928, in Wentworth Location, N.H., the son of Leslie and Grace Linnell Turner. He was educated in New Hampshire schools of Errol and Berlin, graduating in the Class of 1947. He married Olive Prescott in 1947 in Berlin, N.H.

Jim was employed as a lumberman and in 1950 started working for the Brown Co. as a scaler. In 1961, he went to work for Seven Island Land Co. of Bangor and retired as district manager in 1988. For many summers following, Jim and his wife, Olive managed the Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve Camping Area on Mooselookmeguntook Lake in Oquossoc.

He was a member of the Rangeley Congregational Church, Kemankeag Lodge 213 AF and AM, Farmington York Rites, Kora Temple Shrine, Western Mountains Shrine Club and the Fire Wardens Association in New Hampshire and Rangeley.

He is survived by his wife, Olive Turner of Oquossoc; one son, Sidney James Turner of Greenville, S.C.; two daughters, Katherine Johnson of Westbrook and Janet House of Rangeley; one brother, Willard Turner of Milan, N.H.; one sister, Lois Hawkins of Milan, N.H.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Olson of Berlin, N.H.