The 2010Turner Marker Dedication
On May 15, 2010 the Belzoni Blues Society presented the Turner Drug Store Marker on the corner of Hayden and Jackson St to recognize the contribution of O.J Turner and Turners Drug Store and the Easy Pay Store to the Blues. Our plans are under way to make this an annual event begining 2012.
Alderman Papoola Hooper and Margret Parker congradulate Former Mayor Tom Turner. Doug Turner tells the story of theTurner Drug Store role in the history of the career of Blues men Sony Boy Williamson, Elmore James, Talahoe Tunet, Easy Pay Store, and how the blues and radio program affected the listeners.