Helen

September 2, 1950 ~ January 10, 2021

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Philpot, KY

Helen Marlene Turner Davis, 70, of Philpot, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at her home. She was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on September 2, 1950 to the late Butler R. and Mary Case Turner. Helen was a loving wife and mother, loved animals, especially her cat “brother”, loved to sing and was a talented unknown song writer who wrote close to a thousand songs. She also had a special talent with floral arrangements. As a child, she placed first place for singing at the Hancock County Fair. Along with being little spitfire, she was Valentine Queen at Estes Elementary and a cheerleader at Foust Junior High.

Along with her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Ann Davis; her father and mother-in-law, Ernie and Martine Davis; and her siblings, Linda Jones, Larry Turner, Roger Turner, and Regina Laws.

Helen is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jerry Wayne Davis, Sr.; her son, Jerry Jr. (Missy) Davis, whom she shared a birthday with; her daughter, Krista (Ritchie) Foster; 4 grandchildren, Jordan Davis, Skylyn (Isaac) Fuqua, Jacob (Melissa) Davis, and Jamin Davis; her great-grandson, Samuel Ray “Sammy” Fuqua; and her siblings, Pauletta McCarty, Renie Turner, Donna Turner, and Tammy Rowan.

Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Pastor Kurt Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery.

Family and friends who wish to honor Helen at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Davis. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Helen Marlene Turner Davis and sign her virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com

Services

Visitation: January 13, 2021 11:00 am - January 13, 2021 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

Service: January 13, 2021 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

Burial Service: January 11, 2021 3:00 pm

Rosehill Cemetery
1300 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

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  1. I’ve known Helen over 50 years. She was a wonderful thoughtful person. She was married to My cousin Jerry many years. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family
    God Bless

  2. Jerry,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Helen. I remember how all of us enjoyed being together as teenagers. It is so difficult to adjust to losing your spouse and the love of your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Charlotte Hagan Pack

  3. Can’t get How great thou art out of my head these past couple days and all I can hear is you singing “Then sings my soul”.. you’re singing in the angel band now Bobo 😥 I love you and will definitely miss you… your neice Punkin ♥️♥️

  4. My precious sister. You know I LOVE YOU. GOD KNOWS AND SO DO YOU. IVE MISSED YOU AND I KNOW YOU MISSED ME. TELL THE POSSE I LOVE THEM AND MISS THEM TOO. YOU WERE ALWAYS MY HERO. MY HEART IS BROKEN. YOU WERE ALWAYS RIGHT.
    LADONNA MAE TURNER
    IM OUT!!♥️♥️🙋

  5. Rose Mary Payne wants Helen’s family to know that her talent and love for her family burned bright. I only met her a few times but she was one that made a lasting impression. Her music and songs were poetic and spoke what was in her heart. May she be singing with the angels when we meet her again.

  6. I got my singing talent from you and will forever be THANKFUL. The songwriting skills skipped me and I wish I had the words to write something to you at this time. I am so thankful I was able to take care of you in the end and I hope you have been spoiling your baby Kim since you’ve been in that beautiful place called heaven. It gives me peace knowing you are up there with her. I am also sure Charmin and Baby Bumper were just as excited to see you as you were them. Although I can never give you a hug physically I KNOW that one day I will see you again and will be able to hug and snuggle with you in the future. I have been sitting in your chair and giving brother belly rubs since you left. Your grandkids are heartbroken as well and they will never forget their grandma. I will make sure your great grandson, Sammy knows who you were and just how big of a heart you had. I love you Mom. Jerry and I, along with Ritchie and Missy will make sure Dad is okay.

  7. David and I love you all very much. Breaks my heart to not be with you at this difficult time. I can hear Granddaddy and Roger playing the music and you girls singing.
    Your in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tracey and David Harpe

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