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George Franklin Turney, Jr., 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 in a local hospital. He was a 1971 graduate of Howard High School and continued his education at Tennessee Temple School of Bible. He retired from Erlanger Hospital after 44 years of service. After retirement, Reverend Turney became the Pastor of Mt. Zion MBC #2 in Ringgold, GA. He was preceded in death by his father, George Turney, Sr.; brother, Thaddeus Lewis; sister, Renee Arnold; parents-in-law, Oliver and Louise Smith, Sr. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Rosetta Turney; son, Marcus (Dana) Turney and Marlon (Dawn) Turney; daughter, Shemica (Melvin) Damron; six grandchildren; mother, Barbara Turney; brothers, Robert (Sandura) Turney and Emmanuel (Anita) Turney; sister, Barbara Atkins, all of Chattanooga; a host of other relatives and friends. George will lie-in-state today from 12:30-5 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Family service will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Carlos Williams as the eulogist. Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery.