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Portrait of a Good Life


October 22, 2020

Mrs. Mae Bell Turner Carter

Mrs. Mae Bell Turner Carter was the third child born to the union of Orah Johnson Turner and Sam Turner, Sr. on August 18, 1929 in Delhi LA. She grew up with her seven siblings on the family farm. She was graceful in appearance and delicate in physique; thus, Mrs. Becky Kie Tagger her "Beaut"(Beautiful) while it stuck throughout her life. Mae Bell was very partial to meat and not to heat. Her days in the field were limited. She was relegated to house duty much to the chagrin of her other siblings. Due to her lack of affinity for manual labor, Mae Bell embraced education graduating from high...

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