Rev. Norris N. Turner dies

Rev. Turner

BLAIR – America lost a powerful man of God and a talented gospel singer on Dec. 27 when Rev. Norris B. Turner passed away. Rev. Turner served as pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Blair for nineteen years before retiring in February of 2017.


Rev. Turner’s song writing ability was legendary in the gospel recording industry. “Give God a Chance” was one of his original compositions. Other successful songs r include “At the Cross Roads” and “Stop & Get Religion.”

A celebration of life for Rev. Norris B. Turner was held Saturday, Dec. 30 at Gethsemane Baptist Church. A funeral at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC followed on Dec. 31.


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