Barbara Darrell Turner, 84, of Cochran, GA formally of Albany, GA, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 at The Lodge in Warner Robins, GA. Funeral services will be Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:00 am at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Matthew Schluckebrier will officiate. Entombment will follow in Crown Hill Mausoleum.
Barbara was born on October 1, 1936 in Whigham, GA. to the late George Andrew “Bud” Hudson and Maggie May Jones Hudson. She was the last of their eight children in birth and in passing. She grew up in and around Grady County, GA and spent much of her adult life in Albany, GA as a homemaker while working at the Trailways bus station restaurant, Palmyra Laundromat, Albany Quick Print, and Nancy’s Cleaners. She was an active member of Liberty Parkway Church of God (Life Church) before relocating to Cochran, GA. Among many things, she will be remembered for her fascination with plants and gardening; the ability to remember 56 years of Days of our Lives storylines; her red velvet cakes; and above all, her love and devotion to Christ and her family.
In addition to her parents, five sisters, and two brothers, Barbara was preceded in death by her first husband James Chesley Cumbie, her second husband Billy Gene Turner, and her daughter Jennifer G. Mulford.
She is survived by her children J. Michael Cumbie (Sue), Rickey A. Cumbie (Daurie), B. Joann Brown, all of Cochran, GA, Bradley G. Turner of Virginia Beach, VA. eleven grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mathews Funeral Home.