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100-year milestone

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Melvin Turner and his family celebrated his 100th birthday Wednesday, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. Turner (center) spent time with family members Emma Guernsey (from left), Melissa Guernsey, Christina Irons, Carter Irons, Nolan Irons and Lorraine Decker. Turner's family includes three children, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. [Order this photo]
* Brazil's Melvin Turner celebrates 100 years

Local resident, Melvin Turner celebrated a terrific milestone Wednesday, turning 100.

Turner celebrated the milestone at his home, Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville, with his family, friends and fellow November birthday celebrators at Cloverleaf Healthcare.

Lori Bault, Assistant Activity Director at Cloverleaf, who spends time with Turner on a daily basis, said he is energetic and social.

"For example, on his first day of being 100 he was playing kick the ball with the other residents," Bault said. "He's very social, and he really enjoys church services and enjoys singing along.

"He's just a great guy and everyone here loves him, and we think very highly of him."

The Brazil native was born Nov. 23, 1911, and later moved to Terre Haute.

Turner worked at Dresser Power Plant for 34 years and was married 74 years.

As a young boy, Turner said he enjoyed playing music, specifically the trumpet. He portrayed his talents in the Jackson Township Community Band and the Brazil Concert Band.

In his 100 years of life and counting, Turner has lived to see his family grow to large numbers.

He has three children, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Happy, Happy Birthday, Mr. Turner!

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Fri, Nov 25, 2011, at 3:35 AM

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