Maude Ann ‘Noni’ Turner

Maude Ann “Noni” Turner, 63, of Llano and formerly of San Saba, died Aug. 31, 2012. She was born Sept. 20, 1948, to Rutha Maude (Rankin) Smith and Alfred Elmo Smith in San Saba.

She married Edwin Parker Turner Jr. on April 6, 1968, at Fort Hood. She moved to Llano in 1981 and became a member of the Llano Church of Christ.

She enjoyed her job as a tax-preparer and bookkeeper. She also spent every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening keeping the nursery at the First Baptist Church in Llano. She loved seeing those babies.

She enjoyed genealogy and spent years archiving her family’s history.

She worked hard her entire life and it is only fitting she was laid to rest on Labor Day.

Survivors include son James Marshall Turner and wife Amy of Chesapeake, Va.; daughter Jamie Lynn Christopher and husband Sam of Llano; sisters Pat Dawson of Round Rock and Peggy Horton of Llano; brothers Richard Smith of Llano and John Smith of Brownwood; grandchildren Zach Curliss, Kaity Turner, Lilly Christopher, Marshall Turner, Nick Turner, Sutton Christopher, Jake Turner and Ryan Christopher; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Sept. 2 at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home chapel, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300.

A funeral service was Sept. 3 at the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating. Pallbearers included Todd Williams, Ronnie Horton, Gary Smith, Bradley Smith, Brian Smith and George Flores.

Graveside services were at Harmony Ridge Cemetery in San Saba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Circle of Love Scholarship Fund, Llano High School, Attention: Counseling Dept. 1400 Oatman St., Llano, TX 78643. Make donations to Jamie Christopher and label it: Circle of Love Scholarship Fund.

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