Thelma Jean Turner

1938–2014 (Age 75)
Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thelma Jean

When Thelma Jean Turner was born on 10 November 1938, in Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States, her father, Paul Bryan Turner, was 30 and her mother, Lola Evelyn Wells, was 28. She married John Henry Jestice Sr on 16 July 1960, in Cumberland, Tennessee, United States. She died on 28 January 2014, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States.

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Thelma Jean Turner
John Henry Jestice Sr
Marriage: 16 July 1960

Spouse & Children

16 July 1960
Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Paul Bryan Turner


  • Lola Evelyn Wells




  • Dorthy Marie Turner


  • Carson Loyd Turner


  • Armeldia Elene Brown


  • Florence Rebecca Turner


  • Female1938–2014Female

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 4

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 20

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jean Jestice in entry for Hillis Roy Turner Sr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Thelma Jean Jestice in entry for John Henry Jestice Sr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mrs Thelma Jean Turner Jestice, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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