History & Staff

We are here to serve you and your family during one of life's most difficult moments. Whether you are interested in planning your funeral or have just lost a loved one, our dedicated staff is here to help.

  • Adam C. Hyde

    Adam C. Hyde Owner/Supervisor/Funeral Director

    Adam was born and raised in Birmingham, AL "The Pittsburgh of the South". He attended Southeastern University where he earned a B.A in History and The University of Dayton where he earned his Master's Degree in Education. He also attended The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Adam holds Funeral Director/Embalmer licenses in Pennsylvania and Alabama. Adam taught high school history before deciding to enter funeral service. Adam is a Rotarian and a member of the Ellwood City Rotary Club. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow. He also serves on the Cemetery Board of Locust Grove Cemetery, located here in Ellwood City.

    He began his career in Osceola County Florida at Osceola Memory Gardens, as an apprentice and crematory operator. Adam was a Location Manager/Funeral Director at DeGusipe Funeral Homes and Crematory, in Maitland, Florida and the Manager/Funeral Director at Heinz Funeral Home located in Inverness, FL, before his relocation to Ellwood City where he and his wife, Angela, purchased Turner Funeral Home, in 2019.

    Our goal is to help each and every family create true life celebrations for their loved ones. He is willing and able to meet a family’s needs and request by ensuring that each person is truly honored.

    Adam has been married to Angela, his wife, since 2004. They have two children: Hannah (14), who attends Lincoln High School in Ellwood City and Jackson (11), who attends Perry Intermediate, also in Ellwood City. Adam and his family attend Lillyville Church of Good, in Fombell. He enjoys traveling with his family and attending the Greatest Show in College Football...
    The Nittany Lions of Penn State!

  • Jack R. Turner

    Jack R. Turner Licensed Funeral Director

    Jack Turner graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. He graduated Cum Laude from Baldwin-Wallace University with a bachelor of science degree in Biology. He then graduated Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he received the “Bowsher Award” (a prestigious medal presented to one student each year for their excellence in restorative art voted by their peers and faculty) He also received the Certificate of Excellence in Applied Embalming. Post graduation, Jack began his duties as a licensed funeral director with his father and brother at Turner’s.
    A few years later, he moved to become Supervisor of the Turner-Myers Funeral Home in New Castle. After 38 years in New Castle, he has now moved back into working with his brother Ken at the Ellwood City location after the New Castle operation closed in 2017. Jack is married to Gretchen and they have three children: Brett, Ian and Keelan.
    Even after retiring, in 2019, Jack still works part time alongside the new owner Adam Hyde. We are very happy and blessed to have Jack still working with us. He is a integral part of the funeral home!

  • Angela S Hyde

    Angela S Hyde Office Administrator

    Angela was born in Sevierville, TN and was raised in Bay Minette, Alabama. She attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school for 15 years.

    Adam and Angela have been married 19 years and have two children; Hannah (15), who is a student at Lincoln High School and Jackson (11) who is a student at Perry Intermediate School.

    Angie works as office manager at Turners and assists families in creating Tribute DVDs, customized memorial books, and along with Adam helps create tailor made celebration of life services. Angie enjoys singing, going to the beach, traveling, and attending Penn State games with her family.

  • Everett E.  Bleakney

    Everett E. Bleakney Funeral Home Associate

    Everett was born and raised in Ellwood City, PA. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956 and the US Army from 1956-1958. He was a mail carrier from 1961-1985 and served as Postmaster in Slippery Rock, PA from 1985-1991.
    He is married to Gerry and they have 3 children. Everette currently serves as the President of the Ellwood City Historical Society.

  • Kenneth C.  Turner (1924-1992)

    Kenneth C. Turner (1924-1992) Founder of Turner Funearl Home

    Kenneth C. Turner, known mostly as K.C., was born and raised in Ellwood City, PA. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps at a Gsy.Sgt, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War . He served in the Battle of Peleliu, in the Philippines, and Okinawa, in Japan. He received 2 Bronze Battle Stars and 2 Purple Hearts,for his bravery, during the war.

    He attended the Cleveland College of Embalming, graduating in 1947. Upon returning to Ellwood, he went to work for Bill Patton at the Patton Memorial Home and he purchased the funeral home, renaming it Turner Funeral Home in 1957. K.C. Turner incorporated Turner Funeral Home, in 1976 becoming the first incorporated funeral home in Pennsylvania. Kenneth was a member of The Selected Morticians Association and served on the board as well as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President.

    K.C. was remembered by most Ellwoodians as a kind, generous, and humble man. He begin taking care of families, while working for Bill Patton, in the early 1950's. Ken became known for being genuine, caring, and the epitome of a true funeral professional. He is still greatly missed today.

    K.C. was very well respected by all in Ellwood City and owned and operated Turner Funeral Home from 1957 until his death 1992, at only 62. He was married to the late Regina Turner and they had two sons: both funeral directors Kenneth C Turner and Jack R. Turner, who took over the business as owners, upon K.C.'s death