Edward Turner, 81, Queen Anne's attorneyEdward Turner, a...

June 11, 1997

Edward Turner, 81, Queen Anne's attorney

Edward Turner, a prominent Queen Anne's County attorney who practiced law for more than 50 years, died of cancer Saturdayat Memorial Hospital in Easton. He was 81 and a lifelong Centreville resident.

At the time of his death, he was practicing law at the firm of Turner & Turner, of which he was a founder.

He was a state senator from 1950 to 1954 and served as Queen Anne's County state's attorney in 1946.

Mr. Turner earned a bachelor's degree from Washington College in 1938 and a law degree from the Washington College of Law in the District of Columbia in 1941.

That year, he enlisted in the Navy and served with Naval Intelligence in the Pacific. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant commander at the end of World War II.

He was a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, American Legion Post 18, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7464, the Society of Senates Past and the Washington College Alumni Association.

In 1952, he married Marjorie Belt, who died in 1989.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Chesterfield Cemetery in Centreville, followed at 11 a.m. by a memorial service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on South Liberty Street, also in Centreville.

He is survived by a son, David Edward Turner; and two step-grandchildren, Billy Knotts and Heather Knotts. All are of Centreville.

Pub Date: 6/11/97

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