Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at William Chapel Church in Ruleville with Reverend H. Keaton officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Galilee Cemetery in Ruleville.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at William Chapel A.M.E. Church in Ruleville and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the church on Saturday.
He is survived by his wife, Vadie Alexis Rogers of Ruleville; sons, Torris and Eric Townsend of Ruleville; sisters, Rosie Brown, Valerie Turner, Gladys Womack, Mary Perryman, Lenora Turner, and Denise Jones of Rulevile and Felecia Turner of Starkville; brothers, Anthony, Jerome, Jerry, and LaFacus Turner, all of Ruleville, Elmer Turner of Drew, Napolean Turner of Sacramento, Calif., Eugene Turner of Dallas, Texas, and Otis Rogers of Ruleville; and four grandchildren.