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Dorothy Walker Turner Gillette, 78
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Dorothy Walker Turner Gillette, 78, of McMinnville died Thursday, March 17 at NHC Healthcare.
Born Sept. 13, 1932 in DeKalb County, she was a retired store owner of Gillette’s Service Center, retired from a career at Findley Industries, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Gillette was preceded in death by parents Robert L. and Debbie France Walker; brothers Cecil Walker, Cebern Walker, and Clata Walker; daughter-in-law Linda Lee Turner; and granddaughter Amber Tilton.
Survivors include son, Steve Turner of Rock Island; daughter and son-in-law, Gena and Steve Tilton of McMinnville; sister, Clessie Mae Hillis of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Mindy Turner Black and husband Bob, Matthew Turner and wife Autumn, Kaleb Tilton, and Nick Tilton; and great grandchild Tony Curtis. Many other family members and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mark Carrigan will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service today in the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 20, 2011