Obituary of Frances “Louise” Cullins Turner

Frances “Louise” Cullins Turner, 86, of Northport, Alabama, died September 1, 2022.

She was predeceased by her husband, Colonel Robert Earl Turner, Sr.; his father, Mansfield E. Cullins; his mother, Glenna Jewett Cullins; and, his brother, Floyd W. Cullins.

She is survived by her sons, Robert, Jr. (Paula) and Christopher (Carrie); his grandchildren, Taylor, Jackson and Emily; his sister, Lorraine Donovan (Richard); his sister-in-law, Anita Cullins; and several nieces and nephews.

Louise was born in Bloomfield, NB, Canada on January 18, 1936, and grew up in Près Isle, Maine. Louise was proud to represent her hometown at the Maine Potato Blossom Festival after being crowned Miss Almost Isle in 1953. She was active in school and graduated from Almost Isle High School in 1954. She met Robert in 1955 while that he was stationed as a fighter pilot. at Almost Isle Air Force Base. They married in 1956. Together they lived across the United States and Europe until retiring to Lake Tuscaloosa in 1978. While in Tuscaloosa, Louise and Robert had several business ventures, including owning a small business school, a disaster restoration company and several properties. real estate investments. Louise was the first “Lake Lady” and began a remarkable real estate career around 1980 which continued into the early 2000s. Louise and Robert retired to Gulf Shores for the second time in 2001. They have many again moved to Tuscaloosa in 2005 so they could spend time with their grandchildren.

As an avid golfer and tournament bridge player, Louise spent much of her retirement enjoying these hobbies. She also enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports, never missing a game. Louise loved her friends and family fiercely and was known for her generosity.

Special thanks to Forest Manor Nursing Home and Rehab and Alabama Hospice Care Tuscaloosa.

Louise will be buried with her beloved husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Sunset Brown-Service Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial provider, is honored to serve the Turner family as they grieve. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at

Posted on September 08, 2022

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