Daisy Turner


WHITE HALL — Daisy Musgrove Turner, 82, of White Hall, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 with her family by her side.

She was born to Charles Henry and Nellia Jacks Musgrove on July 4, 1930 in Pine Bluff. She graduated in 1948 from White Hall High School. She went to work at S. H. Kress Co. as assistant manager before traveling to Alaska. While working at Elmendorf Air Force Base she met the man to be her husband for 61 years, Francis Turner. Francis was stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska in Mountain View. “Mrs.” Daisy as everyone called her, lived in Vermont some 20 years before moving to Pine Bluff. She traveled along with her husband Francis between Alaska and Vermont following construction seasons. She always called herself a “leader” and not a “follower”. She held many offices in Vermont before moving to Pine Bluff. A life member and Past Patron of Chittenden Chapter #59 Order of the Eastern Stars for the state of Vermont. “Mrs.” Dasiy left her mark in many places. In White Hall she wrote the history of Dollarway Road. She also worked with the county Judge Jack Jones to have a slab of the Old Dollarway Road moved to the museum. “Mrs.” Daisy was also a member of the Veterans Monument Committee, chairperson for the White Hall Welcome sign and treasurer for the White Hall Sidewalk Committee. “Mrs.” Daisy received the W. F. Jack Moody award serving some 20 years on the museum board, 11 years on the White Hall Planning Commission board, six years on the chamber of commerce board. She was nominated by the City of White Hall for the K.A.R.K. Community Service Award Volunteer of the year and came in the top 10. The Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce Award was presented to her by Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones. This was for her work in history and volunteerism. “Mrs.” Daisy was a charter member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

“Mrs.” Daisy was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Turner; her parents; brothers, Odie, William, George, and Charles Musgrove and a sister, Emma Nell Young all of White Hall.

Survivors include her husband, Francis; daughter, Pamela Demery and her husband Pastor Edward Demery; sister, Fannie Underwood of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers, Ernest Musgrove of Glendale, Eugene Musgrove and his wife Ann of White Hall; sister, Dorothy Terry and her husband, James of Mesquite, Nev.; sister-in-law, Patsy Musgrove; and a brother-in-law, Walter Turner and his wife, Gin of Milton, Vermont. She had one grandchild, Heidi Rigsbee and her husband, Robby of Jonesboro, Ark., and one great grandchild, Ryder Rigsbee also from Jonesboro. She also leaves two very special lifelong friends, Gladys Clark of White Hall and many friends from Vermont that she called her “second family”.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m.Friday, March 29, 2013 in the chapel of Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall with Pastor Edward Demery officiating with burial in Mt Ida Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Cranford Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bill Lindsey, Curtis White, Steve White, Tim Whisenhunt, Robby Rigsbee and John Hannan.