Lucille's Story

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Lucille Turner was born on July 29, 1920 in Hunt County, Texas to Louis V. and Ray Rodney Ryan Middleton.  She passed from this life on October 25, 2016 in Amarillo, Texas. 
Lucille was raised on a farm in Hunt County and was one of nine children.  She graduated from East Texas State University and after graduation, she took a job teaching in Dawson, Texas where she met her future husband, Clifton C. Turner Jr.  They were married in Corsicana, Texas on June 5, 1949.  In 1950, they moved to Mexia, Texas where they built and operated the Parkway Drive-In Theater.  In 1957, they moved to Athens, Texas where they built and operated the Trail Drive-In Theater.  Later, they bought the Texan Theater in Athens and they owned and operated several theaters in east Texas but they always made their home in Athens. They had two children and Lucille devoted her life to raising her family. 
She was very active in her church and in the community volunteering her time in numerous organizations where she made many dear friends.  Lucille truly gave selflessly of her time and love to her family and friends. In 2012, she moved to Amarillo, Texas to be near her daughter but she never forgot her church family or her friends in Athens. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She is survived by: daughter, Nancy Turner Novak and her husband, Dan, of Amarillo, Texas; son, Clifton Randall (Randy) Turner and his wife, Annie of Boerne, Texas; Grandchildren, Daniel Novak of Ft Worth, Texas, Nicole Novak Gangy and her husband, Faruk of Ibiza, Spain, Inman Novak of Ft Worth, Texas, and Taryn Turner of Austin, Texas; Great-grandchildren, Marlon and Orson Gangy of Ibiza, Spain.   
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on November 5, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Athens, Texas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo.
If desired, memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.
Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.
Published on October 28, 2016
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