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Mary Ann Boatwright

October 30, 1934 ~ July 18, 2018 (age 83)

Mary “Ann” Turner Boatwright was born on October 30, 1934 to the proud parents of Sam and Lucy Mae Washington Turner in Calhoun, Georgia. She departed this life early Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018.  She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church for over 40 years where she was an usher and served in many other capacities.  She later joined New Beginnings Christian Community Fellowship.  Ann was a very devoted wife, mother, sister and friend whom will be greatly missed.  

Preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert James Boatwright; son, Mack Turner; parents and nine siblings.

Left to cherish her memory: beloved children, Ricky (Betty) Turner, Ronnie Turner, Deborah Turner, Jeffrey Turner, Shirley (Michael) Johnson, all of Knoxville, and Jerry (LaTronda) Curtis of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren whom she raised, Rhoshawn Cates, Howard Cates and Ashley Turner; special friend and daughter in law, Alice Turner; devoted granddaughter, Rhoshawnda Turner; brother, Jimmy (Jessie) Turner of Calhoun, GA; sisters, Wylene Turner, Margaret Martin, and Betty Jean Samples, all of Calhoun, GA, sister in law: Pauline Turner, two step-daughters: Carolyn Goins and Elaine Boatwright; a host of other family and friends to include special friends, Susan (Gaines) Walker and family friend, Ronnie Nelson. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018, the family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a Homegoing Celebration to follow at Payne Avenue Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.  Reverend Richard S. Brown, Pastor, Reverend Anthony Rodgers, Officiant and Reverend Dr. Valentino McNeal, Eulogist.  Interment will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service.  Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the service.  Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or

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