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Ruthie Aileen (Wiggins) Turner Eldridge

October 24, 1945 ~ October 23, 2022 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Ms. Ruthie Aileen Turner Eldridge, age 76 of McMinnville, formerly of Shady Grove, was born on October 24, 1945, to the late Charlie and Martha Jenkins Wiggins, in Crossville, TN. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Ruthie is preceded in death by her first husband, James Turner, and her second husband, Carl Eldridge; son, Jerry Wayne Turner; great grandchild, Miley Cantrell; siblings, Johnnie, Herbert, Tommy, Harrison, and James Wiggins, Betty Lee Rogers, Bertha Mae Pruitt, and June Wiggins. She is survived by her children, Charles Ray Turner of McMinnville, Michael Glenn Turner of Morrison (Jennifer), Glenda Kay Wilson of Morrison, Rebecca Turner of Morrison, and Elizabeth Ginger Bunch of McMinnville; nine grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and extended family members, and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Ms. Ruthie will be conducted on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 1 PM in the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Joe King officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, October 26, at the funeral home from 5 – 8 PM. Ms. Ruthie passed away at her home on Sunday, October 23, 2022, after an extended illness.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Turner & Eldridge families.

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October 26, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee

Funeral Service
October 27, 2022

1:00 PM
Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee

Interment following funeral service
October 27, 2022

Shady Grove Cemetery, Morrison, Tennessee


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