Ruby Turner, Longtime Civic Activist, Dies

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    Ruby-Turner

    Services for Ruby May Turner, officer with the 13th Congressional District Office and lifetime member of the NAACP, will be held at the Swanson Funeral Home east side chapel, 806 E. Grand Blvd., on Thursday, Sept. 30, at noon, preceded by visitation at 11:30 a.m. She passed on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the age of 85.

    Mrs. Turner, born in Detroit on Dec. 6, 1924, had been involved in politics on the local, state and national level for most of her adult life.  She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Clarence J. Gadson Sr. Rev. Gadson was pastor of East Lake Baptist Church. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and others.

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