Gin Turner


Funeral Services for Virginia Mae Turner, 19, of 4601 16TH St and a coed at Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., will be at 2 PM Saturday at St Paulís Episcopal Church. The Rev. J. M. Washington, rector, will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors.

Justice of the Peace Wayne LeCroy pronounced Miss Turner dead on arrival at Methodist Hospital, about 8 P.M. Thursday after she was involved in a two-car collision at 10TH Street and Avenue X.

Police said the accident occurred while Officer Dan Emerine was attempting to stop an auto driven by Gid Roger Johnson, 18, of 1710 9TH Street. Johnson is a Texas Tech sophomore from Quitman.

Emerine said he was blowing his horn and had turned on his red flashing dome light just prior to the accident. Emerine said Johnsonís car was headed west and the Turner vehicle was going south when they collided.

The officer said the girl was thrown from the auto against a street marker sign in the 2400-block of 10TH Street.

Miss Turner was a 1965 graduate of Lubbock High School and was a cheerleader there. She was a junior at Arizona State. She had returned to Lubbock to attend a fraternity party Thursday night.

Survivors include a brother George E. Turner, Jr of Abilene, two sisters, Mrs. Bert White of Tucson, Ariz. and Mrs. Bill Rice of Wichita Falls, and a grandfather, G.E. Turner of Justin.

Miss Turner has been residing with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Humphries, since the death of her parents several years ago.