Bessie R. Couch

Published 3:18 pm Monday, March 7, 2011

ROBERTSDALE – Bessie R. Couch, 81, of Robertsdale died Saturday, March 5, 2011 in Robertsdale.

She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills as a seamstress, born in Atmore on April 5, 1929 to the late Pearlie H. and Mary E. Jernigan Turberville.

Her husband, Eugene Carpenter; four brothers, John Ed Turberville, James Turberville, Vernon Turberville and Paul Turberville and one sister, Alice Vaughn, preceded her in death.

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Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Carpenter of Robertsdale; three brothers, William Turberville of Dublin, Ga. and Clinton Turberville and Cecil Turberville, both of Mobile; three sisters, Louise Gibson of Robertsdale, Margaret Lingerfelt of Pensacola, Fla. and Helen Williams of Robertsdale; three grandchildren, Rachael Miller of Prattville, Candace Gray of Millbrook and Hillary Emmons of Jay, Fla.; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from the Springhill Primitive Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Ellis and Bro. Bobby Willis officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Wayne Dugger, Timothy Baggett, Gary Baggett, Michael Baggett, Justen Turberville and Gregory Turberville.

Family received friends one hour prior to service time on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.