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May 28, 2020


Shelly Dwight Turnage
July 30, 1979 - May 25, 2020

Shelly Dwight Turnage, age 40 and a resident of Franklinton, passed from this life Monday evening May 25, 2020 at his home. He was born in Bogalusa on July 30, 1979 and attended the Franklinton Schools. Shelly’s first job was with Cardinal Drilling than on to several others through the years, tugboats, Sharp’s Paint and Body, the City of New Orleans, Asplundh Tree Company, Creel Brothers, Inc. and he also worked shut-downs at the paper mill in Bogalusa. Most recently he worked 12 hours daily, 6 days a week at the Smitty’s Oil Refinery in Roseland as a line leader, lately focusing on producing hand sanitizer in response to the Covid-19 crisis, which the company was recognized for.

Shelly was a member of Sheridan Jesus Name Holiness Church, formerly Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, where he fell in love with Jesus at the age of 12 and was baptized at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church. Learning to play the guitar and drums, with no lessons, only watching and learning from the other young people that had received the Holy Ghost, Eddie, Rhoda, Dewayne and others, he always loved to feel the music. He will be sadly missed by his family and all that knew him.

Survived by: 6 Daughters: Grace Turnage, Madison Turnage both of Alabama, Caylix McCain, a Class of 2020 Franklinton High Graduate, Caylin Turnage, Carlie Turnage, Canda Turnage; Parents: Jimmie Turnage and Christy G. Turnage of Franklinton; Brother: Mickey D. Turnage; Nieces: Riley, Ginger and Danica; Half-Sister: Jessica Jarrell; Aunt and Uncle: Jammie and Jeremiah Robinson of Blue Ridge, GA; Uncles and Aunts: Wayne and Kathleen Turnage of Foxworth, MS, Doug and Crystal Turnage of Varnado; Special Friend and “Partner in Crime”: Shane Hunt

He was preceded in death by grandmother Susie Grizzle Rester, grandparents Jessie B. and Addie L. Turnage, aunts and uncles Susan and Lenny Bishop, Donna and JuJu Turnage, Janie Sue Turnage and Ed Smith.

Visitation will be at Sheridan Jesus Name Holiness Church Saturday May 30th from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm and after 9:00 on Sunday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1:00 pm Sunday with Rev. Charles Ray Creel, Rev. Eric Creel and Eld. Adam Luper officiating. Burial will follow in the Turnage Chapel Cemetery near Kokomo, MS.

Pallbearers: Doug Turnage, Dewayne Turnage, Shane Hunt, Jeremiah Robinson, Wesley Lumpkin, Lawrence Chain, Daniel Keating.

Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana is in charge of arrangements.

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