Thousands mourn death of Ervin “Peter” Turner, 73

***For over 50 years his influence shaped local government

    ***Thousands of youth mentored through Tri-District Boys Club

      ***Mastermind of area black politics for five decades

Funeral service Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church on 24th Street

A man who influenced the lives of thousands of young people for over 50 years, Ervin “Peter” Turner, has died. He would have been 74 years old Sunday.

Turner, known simply as “Pete” to thousands, was a part of a group of young men who vowed to make a difference in the community while they were teenagers.

Though he was just a 19-year-old janitor at…


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