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July Anniversary Drawing Winners

Austin Turner, Katrina Bivins, executive director of Hope House, Kay Wood , $5000 gift certificate winner & John Eunice, Moultrie store manager.

Our $5,000 grand prize winner for July was Kay Wood from Moultrie. She registered to win at Turner’s Budget Furniture in Moultrie and selected Hope House Pregnancy Care Center to receive the $5,000 matching donation from Turner’s.

Hope House is located in Moultrie and offers free pregnancy testing, parenting classes, bible studies and baby items along with adoption resources and abortion education/alternatives. In addition, they also provide a Stand for Life Scholarship to students entering their senior year of high school. Katrina Bivins, executive director of Hope House, said the $5,000 donation couldn’t have come at a better time. They are currently raising funds for a new crisis pregnancy center. To learn more about Hope House, click here.

The recipient of the $1,000 Turner’s gift certificate was Mike Johnson. He registered to win at Turner’s Fine Furniture in Thomasville and selected Big Bend Hospice to receive the matching cash donation from Turner’s.

We also had a couple of $500 winners from Albany and Valdosta. Receiving $500 donations were the Alzheimer’s Association of South Georgia and the American Cancer Society where funds will be distributed back into the local communities.

Below is a full list of winners. Congratulations to all and thank you for participating in our $100,000 Anniversary Drawing! To learn more about how you can win a share of $100,000 in free furniture AND donate to a local charity, click here.

Winning Amount

Winner’s Name

Location Registered

Chosen Charity

$5,000 Kay Wood Moultrie– Turner’s Budget Furniture Hope House Pregnancy Care Center
$1,000 Mike Johnson Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture Big Bend Hospice
$500 Marty Hopkins Albany– Turner’s Fine Furniture Alzheimer’s Association of  South Georgia
$500 Cesar Vribe Valdosta– Turner’s Budget Furniture American Cancer Society Lowndes County
$250 G. Bryant Tifton – Turner’s Budget Furniture Tift County Commission for Children & Youth
$250 Justin Kinsley Tallahassee – Turner’s Budget Furniture Be the Solution, Inc.
$250 Linda Kestler Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture Florida United Methodist Madison Youth Ranch
$250 Brittany Lightner Albany – Turner’s Budget Furniture Carlton Breast Center at Phoebe Putney Hospital
$100 Patricia Lowenthal Valdosta – Turner’s Budget Furniture Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County
$100 Randy Jones Moultrie– Turner’s Budget Furniture TBD
$100 Delena Gulett Albany – Turner’s Budget Furniture Albany Humane Society
$100 Faye Hooks Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture Florida Sheriff’s Boys Ranch/Live Oak
$100 Richard Eatmon Valdosta- Turner’s Fine Furniture TBD
$100 Carl Ayres Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Heart Association Tallahassee
$100 Karen Mitchell Tifton – Turner’s Fine Furniture American Cancer Society Tift County
$100 Glen Robinson Albany– Turner’s Budget Furniture TBD
$100 Eric Starke Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture Boys & Girls Club
$100 Gwendolyn Bivins Tallahassee– Turner’s Budget Furniture Big Bend  Hospice
$100 Brenda McMillan Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture LEAP – Communities in Schools
$100 Kenneth Henderson Valdosta– Turner’s Budget Furniture Victory Word of Faith Christian Church
$100 Jeff Blease Tifton – Turner’s Fine Furniture American Cancer Society Tift County
$100 Al Chang Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County
$100 Virginia Davis Tallahassee – Turner’s Budget Furniture Leon County Humane Society
$100 Rebekah Walton Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture Multiple Sclerosis Foundation North Florida
$100 Gabe Goodman Tifton – Turner’s Fine Furniture Salvation Army Tifton
$100 Robert Ivy Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture YMCA Men’s Health Center
$100 Lekevia Wells Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture TBD
$100 Kayla Shipley Tifton – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Cancer Society Tift County

 

Fortson Turner and Austin Turner with $1,000 charity recipient Big Bend Hospice.

Fortson Turner and Austin Turner with $1,000 charity recipient Big Bend Hospice.

Austin Turner, Katrina Bivins, executive director of Hope House, Kay Wood , $5000 gift certificate winner & John Eunice, Moultrie store manager.

Austin Turner, Katrina Bivins, executive director of Hope House, Kay Wood , $5000 gift certificate winner & John Eunice, Moultrie store manager.

July_500Winner_ALBBrenda Dozier, Turner’s Fine Furniture Albany manager and Marty Hopkins, $500 gift certificate winner

 

 

$100,000 Anniversary Giveaway March Winners

Pictured L to R: Mr. & Mrs. Gillean, $5000 Winners, along with Easter Seals Southern Georgia Representative, Tim Ortmeyer (Turner's Budget Furniture manager), and Austin Turner.

The results are in!  Congratulations to Patricia Gillean, the March winner of a $5,000 Turner Furniture gift certificate. She registered to win at Turner’s Budget Furniture in Valdosta. She wanted the $5,000 matching donation from Turner’s to go to a charity that helps people with Autism, so she selected Easter Seals Southern Georgia.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. If you didn’t win in March, please come back in to one of our stores and register for the April drawing. Remember, each month is a new drawing, and we’ll be giving away $10,000 in free furniture and $10,000 cash to qualified local charities. For additional information about the giveaway, click here.

Below is the list of winners from Turner Furniture’s March anniversary drawing (listed in order they were drawn).

Winning Amount

Winner’s Name

Location Registered

Chosen Charity

$5,000 Patricia Gillean Valdosta – Turner’s Budget Furniture Easter Seals Southern Georgia
$1,000 Tiffany Bradford Tallahassee- Turner’s Budget Furniture Big Bend Hospice
$500 Hubert Powell Tifton- Turner’s Fine Furniture Children’s Miracle Network @ Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
$500 Mitch Schalk Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture Lives Without Limits
$250 Bill Weller Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture First Baptist Church Albany/Boy Scout Troup 1
$250 Kelsey Grondzick Tallahassee – Turner’s Budget Furniture Muscular Dystrophy Association
$250 Belinda Mullis Albany – Turner’s Budget Furniture Albany Humane Society
$250 Beverlyn Murphy Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia
$100 Carla Laffoon Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture American Cancer Society
$100 Sara Byrum Albany – Turner’s Budget Furniture Young Life Albany
$100 Julie Swain Albany – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Red Cross Southwest Georgia Chapter
$100 Hazel Stephens Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Cancer Society
$100 Leslie Young Tifton – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Heart Association (Georgia Chapter)
$100 Christina Conway Moultrie – Turner’s Budget Furniture Hope House Pregnancy Care Center
$100 Stephanie Hennigan Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture Theatre Albany
$100 Larry Griffin Tifton – Turner’s Fine Furniture Brother Charlie Rescue Center
$100 Clay Walker Moultrie – Turner’s Budget Furniture Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Georgia Chapter)
$100 Marie Miller Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Red Cross South Georgia
$100 Linda Schark Tallahassee – Turner’s Budget Furniture Salvation Army of Tallahassee
$100 John Hale Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture The Tallahassee Leon Homeless Shelter
$100 Roger Jones Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture Thomasville Humane Society
$100 Carol Foster Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend
$100 Katie Evans Tifton – Turner’s Budget Furniture Douglas-Coffee Humane Society
$100 Chris Raulerson Valdosta – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Red Cross South Georgia
$100 Leany Irwin Tifton – Turner’s Fine Furniture TBD
$100 Fred Wright Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture American Red Cross South Georgia
$100 Eva Holt Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta (Waller Unit)
$100 Penny Thomas Valdosta – Turner’s Budget Furniture Young Life Valdosta-Lowndes County

 

Austin Turner and Fortson Turner with $1,000 winners.

Austin Turner and Fortson Turner with $1,000 winners.

Fortson Turner and Austin Turner with $1,000 charity recipient Big Bend Hospice.

Fortson Turner and Austin Turner with $1,000 charity recipient Big Bend Hospice.

Austin Turner and Fortson Turner with $500 winner and $500 charity recipient Lives Without Limits

Austin Turner and Fortson Turner with $500 winner and $500 charity recipient Lives Without Limits

 

 

 

 

Turner Furniture Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

Old Tifton Store_Crop

Turner Furniture started out as a hardware store in Pelham, Georgia in 1915. It began with M.W. Turner, Sr. and a business partner not related to the Turner family. However, in 1929 the partnership was dissolved and M.W. Turner and his son M.W. Turner, Jr. opened a new hardware store across the street as competitors. It was during World War II that Turner’s began selling furniture.

In 1940, Turner’s opened a second location in Cairo which later moved to Bainbridge. By 1959, Turner’s expanded to Downtown Tifton. Shortly after, M.W. Turner, III (Wright Turner) joined the company as manager of the Tifton location, and his brother Scott went to Pelham. In 1971, Turner’s made a permanent stake in Tifton by purchasing its location on 2nd Street.

Just five short years later, Turner’s Fine Furniture was built in Valdosta. In 1988, Fortson Turner continued the legacy by becoming the fourth generation to enter the family business.  Austin Turner, also fourth generation, joined the company in Valdosta in 1990.

Prior to 1990, Turner’s operated as Turner’s Fine Furniture offering top quality furniture at the lowest possible price. And even though we had the best prices on name brand furniture, the word “fine” in our name occasionally led to the perception of being the most expensive.

In order to broaden our market and appeal to more people, we decided to open a store with a different format. This store would be a bare-bones, no frills operation with lower priced furniture from different manufacturers than found in Turner’s Fine Furniture. So in 1991, the first Turner’s Budget Furniture opened in Valdosta. The success of this store’s format led Turner’s to open Turner’s Budget Furniture locations in Tifton in 1996, Albany in 1999, Moultrie in 2000, Beachton in 2010 and Tallahassee in 2014.

Turner’s first came onto the scene in Albany in 1993 with Turner’s Fine Furniture on Slappey Boulevard. Austin Turner began managing the Albany location in 1994.

In 1998, Wright Turner decided it was time for his sons to take the reins. So, the fourth generation of ownership went to Fortson, Austin and Scott Turner. In 2006, Scott decided to pursue a career in real estate. Fortson and Austin retained ownership and are the faces you see on all Turner’s commercials today.

The current Turner’s Fine Furniture and warehouse on Highway 82 in Leesburg was built in 2001. In 2003, the 60,000 square foot Distribution Center was built in Tifton to handle all delivery and warehouse operations.

A major honor for the company came in 2009 when Turner’s was selected by Georgia Trend as Family Owned Business of the Year.

Year after year, Turner Furniture remained strong and stable due to the support from each market we served. In 2010, it was time for Turner’s to grow and expand once again. So, Turner’s Fine Furniture and Turner’s Budget Furniture locations were built side by side in Beachton in order to serve South Georgia and North Florida. Upon receiving much support from the Tallahassee community, Turner’s expanded again in 2014 with the opening of Turner’s Budget Furniture on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee.

Reflecting on 100 years in business, the Turner family is proud we’ve upheld the same values that the company was founded upon in 1915. Our reputation of offering the best quality furniture at the best price still stands today. We have also continued to carry on the tradition of offering exceptional customer service throughout all ten locations.

“Our great-grandfather would be very proud of the way Turner’s operates today,” said Fortson Turner. “We are grateful to our loyal customers and communities for allowing us to grow and expand for the past 100 years. Without you, we would not be where we are today.”

To celebrate our 100 year anniversary, Turner’s is giving away $100,000 in free furniture and donating $100,000 to qualified local charities this year.

“We are excited about this milestone anniversary, and we are looking forward to giving back to the community with the $100,000 free furniture giveaway and the $100,000 donation to local charities,” said Austin Turner.

Monthly drawings will be held now through December 2015 with 28 individual winners each month. The winners will be given the opportunity to designate a local charity to receive a matching donation from Turner’s. Each month, $10,000 in free furniture will be given away to individuals and $10,000 in cash will be donated to local charities. To register to win, visit any Turner’s Furniture location. For more information, visit your nearest Turner’s Furniture or click here.

Turner’s currently operates ten locations. Turner’s Fine Furniture is located Albany, Tifton, Valdosta and in between Tallahassee and Thomasville. Turner’s Budget Furniture locations serve Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, Moultrie, Thomasville and Tallahassee.

Fortson Turner, 4th generation and current owner cutting ribbon at the grand opening of Turner’s Fine Furniture in Valdosta in 1976. Pictured L to R: Austin Turner (4th generation owner), Wright Turner (3rd generation), Scott R. Turner (3rd generation), Betsy Turner, Peggy Turner, Eunice Turner, M.W. Turner (2nd generation), Scott B. Turner (4th generation).

Fortson Turner, 4th generation and current owner cutting ribbon at the grand opening of Turner’s Fine Furniture in Valdosta in 1976. Pictured L to R: Austin Turner (4th generation owner), Wright Turner (3rd generation), Scott R. Turner (3rd generation), Betsy Turner, Peggy Turner, Eunice Turner, M.W. Turner (2nd generation), Scott B. Turner (4th generation).

Turner's Fine Furniture -Tifton Showroom in 1959

Turner’s Fine Furniture -Tifton Showroom in 1959