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Dorothy Dean Smith Turner Babb, 88, of Newberry, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born February 22, 1933, in Union County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Pearl Jenkins Smith. She retired from American Fiber and Finishing and was a member of West End Baptist Church.

Mrs. Babb was a strong willed person and never missed an opportunity to speak what was on her mind. She savored trips to the mountains and long drives. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandson dearly. She adored her granddog Bleu Turner.

Mrs. Babb is survived by her husband, Harold Roy Babb; daughters, Sherry Turner McGaha (Jim) Sara Dianne Turner, Linda Turner Werts of Newberry and Tammy Marie Turner of Greenwood; a son, John Henry Harris, Jr. (Ann) of Greer; a sister, Catherine “Bootie” Gilliam of Clover; grandchildren, Marlena Sherry McGaha and James Kurt McGaha and a great-grandson, Bryson Harmon McGaha. Mrs. Babb was predeceased by her first husband, Harmon Turner and siblings, Hugh Smith, James Smith, Bill Smith, Betty Brewington, Virginia Pace and Tommy Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, March 27, 2021, at West End Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Thompson. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. The family will be at her residence.

Active pallbearers will be Brad King, Henry Manos, Chuck Jeremias, Joey Werts, Jerry Wayne Harris, Brian Kalbfleisch, Steven Turner and Billy Turner

Everyone is reminded of COVID 19 social distancing guidelines and masks are encouraged.



#12 Gina Wicker Wasiluk 2021-04-02 22:53
Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was always so good to me when we were younger and being teenagers. I hope the good memories will fill you heart as you go forward. Miss you!
#11 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2021-03-26 15:26
Dianne & Family, so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing others care.
Dan & Robbie
#10 Lynn Taylor Riber 2021-03-26 10:06
Dear Sherry and Family,
Sincere condolences at the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#9 Christy Bouknight 2021-03-26 08:49
Kurt and Marlena, I was so sorry to hear about your Me-Maw. Lifting you and your family in my prayers. With deepest sympathy, Christy
#8 Mary MEEKS 2021-03-25 20:50
We are truly saddened to learn of Dot’s passing. She was always so friendly and a joy to be around. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Janice & Tommy Meeks
#7 Margie Johnson 2021-03-25 20:06
Girls I am so sorry. Ms. Dot was One óf a kind and she loved me like her own when we were growing up and fussed at me like her own too. The years I spent with all óf you hold some óf the best memories. I love you all and many prayers to find comfort.
#6 Rose&Chuck Meadows 2021-03-25 16:52
Dianne,Linda and family, we are so sorry to hear about your mother. Sending prayers and ask God to be with you all.
#5 Barbara Gann 2021-03-25 16:18
Sorry to hear about Aunt Dot, all of you girls took very good care of your mama and she was proud of all of you. Thinking of you and your family, you are in my prayers.
#4 Dia &Tony Ware 2021-03-25 14:43
Tammy, Dianne and Turner Family,
We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Treasure those precious memories. We have you all in our prayers. May God be with you all during this difficult time.
#3 Harriett Kegler 2021-03-25 14:02
Dianne and Family,
Deeply saddened to hear that your Mom passed. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are keeping you all in our prayers.

Harriett Wells Kegler
Frances Anderson Jefferson
#2 Shirley Mack 2021-03-25 13:45
I am so sad to hear of your beautiful mother's passing. I know you will all miss her. I will be praying for you all. please let me know if I can do anything for you all. love ya Shirley
#1 Linda Lever 2021-03-25 11:55
You all have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Dot. She was a beautiful person inside and out. You all should be very proud of the great care that you gave your Mother. She is now rejoicing with Mr. Harmon in Heaven. God Bless each one. Love Linda and Curtis