Augusta Ray Turner (Gussie)


Augusta Ray Turner (Gussie) passed away in Brewer on Monday, Aug. 20. She was born July 31, 1943, in Middletown, Conn., to Joseph Harold Ray Julie Elizabeth (Nickols) Ray.

She lived in Sullivan for many years with her late husband, Gerald (Billy) Turner. Gussie had been a member of John Dority Grange and Schoodic Grange. It was always nice to see her in church at Franklin Baptist Church in her later years.

Billy and Gussie worked together in doing worming and then mowed lawns and cemeteries.

She is survived by stepsons: Don and wife, Sandra, Chris and Kevin, and sister-in-law Brenda Turner and husband, Tom Smith, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides her husband she was predeceased by her parents and siblings. She is survived by friends “Mom” and “Sista” plus her very special friend, Lillian Leighton.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Franklin Baptist Church.

Donations can be made to Franklin Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4, Franklin, ME 04634 toward the expenses incurred.