July 20, 1940 – January 8, 2015 Dorlas June Turner, 74 years old, departed this life in peace to proceed with the next phase of her eternal life with Christ Jesus on the afternoon of January 8, 2015 at the Sienna Extended Care Center in Midwest City, Oklahoma where she resided the last few months. A Memorial Service is set for 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Mullican-Little Funeral Chapel in Bells, Texas with Pastor Wallace Rains of New Beginnings Fellowship in Howe, Texas officiating. Eulogy to be given by her youngest son, William Turner.
Dorlas was born July 20, 1940 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to parents, James Henry Hogwood and Bessie Mae (Pitts) Hogwood. She lived for about 30 years in various parts of California. She graduated from Escalon High School in California where she was Valedictorian of her 1958 graduating class, living at the time with her mother and her stepfather, Doss Porter. Dorlas worked as a Clerk after completing Bookkeeping Classes. She returned to Oklahoma in 1977. In the mid 1990’s she moved to Sherman, Texas for several years before returning to Oklahoma. She lived in Seminole, Oklahoma for several years before residing in Midwest City. She was a Christian and read her bible faithfully and enjoyed Christian hymns. She lived her life with an open door policy worthy of her given name in which all people were welcome into her home and she would always make sure they left full of food, stories, advice and most of all love.
Dorlas loved her family and friends and is survived by her children: Carolyn Louise Pepe of Orange County, California; Vincent Nicholas Pepe and wife Twila of Seminole, Oklahoma; Daniel Frederick Pepe and wife Amanda of Sherman, Texas; and William Thomas Turner and wife Anita of Catoosa, Oklahoma; sister, Carolyn Sue Griffin and husband Raymond of Sparks, Nevada; 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many loving extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
The family will visit with friends two hours prior to the service from 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The online guest book may be signed and the service will be streamed at www.mullicanlittle.com
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