Ronald Turner thought he’d cut the grass around his fish pond, but his wife, Lavonia, laid down on their bed to rest before she cooked supper. So Ronald put off the mowing.
“I thought she might be feeling bad,” he said. “So, I thought, ‘Naw, I’ll just lay down with you.’”
The phone then rang and Lavonia told her husband to pick it up.
“I reached and got it,” said Ronald. “And it was someone wanting to help me out with my credit card. And I don’t even have one. Anyway, I heard like a big yawn and I looked over and she was just rared up in the bed. And I didn’t know what to do. I run around and tried to shake her. Then I called 9-1-1.”
Lavonia was having a heart attack.
Lavonia Turner (center) is pictured Friday with first responders and paramedics who saved her life July 8. Pictured (L-R) are Barry Maxey, Chris Smith, Kasey Phillips, Rebecca Smith and Keith Callaway. Zach Mitcham/staff
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