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Jolanda Margaret Turner
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Jolanda Margaret Windisch Turner, age 86, a McMinnville, TN resident and Erbendorf, Germany native was born March 27, 1930 and died March 19, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness.


She was a retired employee of Georgia Girl Apparel in Smithville, TN, member of North Warren Church of Christ and daughter of the late Martin Packer and Teresa Margaret Herrachmann Windisch.


Mrs. Turner was married January 19, 1954 to James Clinton Turner who preceded her in death on February 2, 2005.


 In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Windisch and Anton Windisch; and sisters, Emmy Windisch and Analiese Elsner.


Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Bandy and Ruby and Bobby Thomason all of Smithville, TN, Diane Ferrell of Dowelltown, TN and Connie and Dewayne Rackley of McMinnville; five grandsons, B.J. and Beth Thomason, Chris and Melinda Bandy, Anthony and Trena Ferrell, Craig Bandy and Clinton and Vickie Thomason all of Smithville; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several very special nieces, nephews and beloved dear friends.


Funeral services were held at Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in High’s Chapel. Mark Parkhurst, B.J. Thomason, Nathan Thomason and Bobby Thomason to officiate. Interment followed in Woods Cemetery.




High’s Funeral Home, McMinnville, TN was in charge of the arrangements.