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Geraldine Farley Turner, 57, Green County, KY (1962-2020)

Geraldine Farley Turner, age 57, of Greensburg, Kentucky, formerly of Harlan, Kentucky, was born on Monday, December 17, 1962 and departed this life on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Her family was never confined to the boundaries of blood-relations. Geraldine raised what seemed to be everyone around her. From her co-workers to neighbors to strangers, Geraldine always had a hard time saying "no." Her door was always open, as was her heart, and she leaves behind a stream of dear friends.

The funeral services for Geraldine Farley Turner will be conducted at 11amCT Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home. Doug Aaron and Amanda Garmon officiating.



Geraldine was preceded in death by her mother and father: Sybil and Lee Farley; one brother: Frank Farley and her son, Cody Martin Turner.

Though we know she was excited to be with them, there was no greater excitement than to reunite with her loving late husband, Tony Martin Turner.

She is survived by her adoring children: Courtney Danielle Turner and Tony Cameron Turner -- who do not look like her at all, which bugged her endlessly. Her pup, Patch, was her best friend and cuddle buddy. She also leaves behind an incredibly large and loving, wild family including eight brothers: Kenneth and Brenda Farley, Arnold Farley, MD and Corinne Farley, Donahue and Patricia Farley, Carl "Cocoa" Farley, Ronnie Noe, Otis and Carolyn Noe and Steve Noe; six wonderful sisters: Linda Mae Ingle, Shirley Garrett, Brenda and David Gillespie, Joan and Mack Miniard, Judy Farley and Steve Clem, and Leoma Lambert. Geraldine also leaves behind a long list of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who she thought of as her own. A second family consisting of four bonus children: Amber Marie Upchurch, Tiffany Jeanette Smith, David Harris Taylor and Gabrielle Star Taylor was added to her long list of family members, alongside their father, Clyde Taylor.

Her family was never confined to the boundaries of blood-relations. Geraldine raised what seemed to be everyone around her. From her co-workers to neighbors to strangers, Geraldine always had a hard time saying "no." Her door was always open, as was her heart, and she leaves behind a stream of dear friends.

She made a profession of faith in 2001 and spread the word of the Lord through her light and kindness. She was a member of the TJ Samson Health Pavilion team, though if she were asked, she would've rather been at the beach than at work. She loved flowers and watching the birds in her front yard. There was hardly a day in the summer months when she was not laying in the sun, "just trying to get a base tan," though it always ended in a sunburn. She loved Christian music and southern cooking -- she could feed an army. She loved long naps and car-selfies. Her hair was as big as her personality and she could've given Dolly Parton a run for her money. She was proud of her kids and loved them, Jesus, and cute boys more than anything on the planet. Though we are sad that Geraldine will not physically be here to give hugs, advice or one of the many hilarious stories in her repertoire, we are at peace knowing she is dancing with Jesus and her husband who she loved and missed so dearly. We know that this trip was better than any beach she could've visited.

The family has asked that in celebrating Geraldine's life, not to wear black (a symbol of mourning). Also, that expressions of sympathy, even though she loved flowers, could be made to the Norton Children's Hospital, which can be made at the funeral home.

Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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