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Carl Ray Turner

June 24, 1947 — October 9, 2023

Carl Ray “Big Paw” Turner, 76, of Courtland, MS, passed away peacfully on Monday October 9, 2023 at his home surrounded by his daughters.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation and remembrance Saturday November 4, 2023 from 2pm until 5pm at Wells Funeral Home.

Carl was born June 24, 1947 in Batesville, MS. Carl traveled the world working various positions in the oil and gas industry. He claimed to be an avid hunter, but would really rather watch the deer eat and play. He loved his rescue dogs Buddy, Lady, and Baby Girl and his cat, Zipper, that was rescued from a vehicle. Carl spent many Saturdays watching SEC football and was especially fond of the Ole Miss Rebels.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Carl J. Turner and Helen Marie Whitworth Turner, his siter, Sandra Jean Turner, and his long-time companion, Mary Raines Phyfer. 

He is survived by his children, Tammy Turner, of Batesville, MS, P.J. Turner (Roger Jenkins), of Pearl, MS, Amy Turner (Greg Miller), of Courtland, MS, and Shelby Turner, of Pearl, MS. He also leaves behind two brothers, William Turner (Connie) and Mike Turner, both of Batesville, MS, three grandchildren, Peyton Turner, of Batesville, MS, JC Jenkins, of Pearl, MS, and Camden Miller. He also leaves his bonus children and grandchildren, Trey Phyfer (Lorena), of Tupelo, MS, Aryanna Phypher, Lawson Phyfer, Leigh Phyfer George, of Tupelo, MS, and Addy George. 

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