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Hildred Veola Furrell

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hildred Veola Furrell, daughter of the late Joe and Geneva Butler Wiggington, was born March 28, 1916, at Tishomingo, Miss., and died on Oct. 19, 2009, in Sun City, Ariz., at the age of 93. Mrs. Furrell was of the Pentecostal faith and served the Lord faithfully for 54 years, was a retired caregiver in numerous nursing homes in California, and a hospice volunteer while living in Missouri. She moved to Surprise, Ariz., in October 2007 to live with one of her daughters.

She was united in marriage to James W. Turner in 1932. He preceded her in death in April 1958. She was married to Edward Collins who preceded her in death in September 1972. Then she married to Vito Colucci, who preceded her in death in May 1996. She married Paul Furrell who preceded her in death in February 1998.

She is survived by four sons, Billy Joe Turner Sr., of Como, Miss., Charles Robert Turner of Sedalia, Roy Edward Turner of Chatsworth, Calif., and Walter Lee Collins of Forsyth; three daughters, Mary Maxine James Brown of Springfield, Marilyn Jeanne Jensen of Surprise, Ariz., and Patricia Ann Ruiz Baker of Santa Maria, Calif.; 32 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Maude Beatrice Coburn of Northridge, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by three sons, J.B. Turner, Troy Ray Turner and David Collins; three daughters, Thelma Turner, Nelma Turner and Mavis Marie Vaught Weggis; five brothers, Claude Wiggington, Vito Wiggington, Albert Holman, Harrison Holman and Thomas Holman; one sister, Margie Holman Bearden; and four grandchildren, Vicky Lynn Turner, Cheyenne Robert Turner, Roy Edward Turner Jr., and Johnny Ray Turner.

A memorial service will be held in Chatsworth, Calif., on June 12, 2010, officiated by her son-n-Law, Robert S. Jensen.

Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Chatsworth, Calif. Heritage Sunwest Funeral Home in El Mirage, Ariz., was in charge of final arrangements. Gifts may be given to the Biblica (formerly International Bible Society) US Military Chaplain Outreach Project online at BiblicaMinistry.com or mailed to Biblica, P.O. Box 35901, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80935.

In order for family to be notified of gift, be sure to note -- In memory of Hildred Veola Furrell with gift designation to US Military Outreach Project # 2810.

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