Lavarn Turner, 83, of Monticello, passed away on May 31, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

He was born on August 2, 1933 in Gould, to the late Jeff Turner and Caroline Robinson Turner.

He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pilgrim Rest A.M.E. Church of Monticello. He was well known for his fancy dressing and sharp vehicles. He was employed at Potlatch Corporation in Warren and retired from Burlington Industries of Monticello.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lonnie Lee Turner-Madden and a son, Larry Turner.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of many years, Elva Jo Turner of Monticello; two daughters, Angela Everett and Sofonda Turner both of Monticello; two grandchildren, Stangela Lindsey of Monticello and Michael Turner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Pilgrim Rest A.M.E. Church in Monticello. Burial with full military honors will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.