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Updated: 02/15/2014 08:00:00AM

Lovyne Turner

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Lovyne (Miriam) Turner, 79, of Venice, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Old Fort, N.C., to Benjamin H. and Belle K. (Kelly) Carver.

She moved to the Venice, Fla., area in 1984 from the Ontario/Webster, N.Y., area. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Venice, Fla., and an honorary member of the Gulf Coast Banjo Society. She made cookies for the banjo players weekly at Snook Haven.

Lovyne is survived by her daughter, Eileen Dalton of Stone Mountain, Ga.; her granddaughter, Emily Dalton of Stone Mountain, Ga.; five sisters, Penny Moore, Brenda Rumple, Janet Carver, Margaret Hyatt and Irene Werts; and two brothers, Herman and Edward Carver.

She was predeceased by her husband Jerry Turner; three sisters, Sue Jamison, Emily Streetman and Helen Carver; a brother, Robert Carver; and her longtime friend John Collier.

Services: Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, with funeral services to be held Monday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood, Fla. Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation services is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.