TURNER, Lee Lt. - C.S.A.August 16, 1907 "Uncle Lee" Turner Dead
Prominent Old Gentlemen of the County Passed Away Last Week
Another one of Trigg county's oldest and most highly respected citizens passed into the great beyond last week in the person of "Uncle Lee" Turner, of the Tuggleville neighborhood, who died last Friday of Bright's disease. He had been in feeble health for several months.
He was seventy five years of age and had been married twice, his last wife and a number of grown children surviving him. He also leaves a host of other relatives throughout this county to mourn his death.
Mr. Turner was also an old Confederate soldier. At the beginning of the war in 1861 he enlisted as a member of Company G, 8th Kentucky Infantry of this county and was made a sergeant. Was captured at the battle of Fort Donelson and carried to Camp Morton at Indianapolis. After remaining there for about seven months he was exchanged and in the reorganization was made a lieutenant. In 1863 he resigned his commission and returned home, and had since lived here in our county a quiet country life. He was always proud of his record as a Confederate soldier, and was always in attendance at all the county reunions and Confederate gatherings.
His remains were buried Saturday in the old Peyton Thomas burying ground on Donaldson Creek in the presence of quite a crowd of friends and loved ones.