Viewing For Tony Turnage Held

Family members, friends and football players came out Thursday to pay their respects to a teenager who was shot and killed after taking part in an armed robbery in Greenville.

18 year old Tony Turnage was killed last Friday morning after police say he and three other young men robbed Kenneth Sprouse's Greenville apartment.

18 year old Terry Streeter, 17 year old Michael Mooring the 2nd, 16 year old Thomas Edwards, and 19 year old Thomas Conlan, all of Greenville, have been charged with first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping, and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Turnage, a student and football player for J.H Rose High School has left behind what one teammate calls his brothers.

Turnage's funeral is set for 2 P.M. Friday.


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  • by Daniel shaw Location: Greenville on May 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM
    Tony was a young man with Infinite potential. Kenneth Sprouse was the same. I was acquainted with them both for over a year. Kenny was caught up way too deep in a situation where “drugs” were his only way out. Tony was “the man” to his friends and was willing to prove this no matter what; the situation was not too big for him to tackle. Robbing people was not Tony’s trademark; I am convinced he just wanted to prove his masculinity in front of his friends. Both these young adults deserve another chance. Both these young men had great hearts. God bless everyone who was affected by this unfortunate situation. You will be in my prayers.
  • by A Mourning Family Member Location: Kinston, NC on Apr 30, 2009 at 04:05 PM
    I respect all of the opinions that are within the posted comments. I will however say this, DO BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THE NEWS OR READ IN THE PAPERS. Often times the reports are incomplete and DO NOT reflect complete accuracy. So while many opinions and judgements are being passed onto a person that none of you knew, think about if this were a member of your family and how you would react to such a tragedy. The information that has been reported is not totally accurate and is not the whole truth. Regardless of the what the MEDIA has reported and the accusations that have been flying around, we the family know that things did not occur as they've been reported because we know Tony. So when you post your responses please remember that he has a family that loves him dearly and words hurt.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Apr 29, 2009 at 09:36 PM
    darrell, I've made mistakes, but I never robbed anybody. With grammer like yours, you have no business calling anyone a clown or an idiot. Perhaps you should close your pie hole, that's a thought for you, ....... darrell! Sierra, you read so many negative comments because of the things this young man was involved in. Wonderful, sweet, honest, God loving and fearing young men don't rob people.
  • by darrell Location: virginia on Apr 29, 2009 at 02:50 PM
    You idots don't even know the entire story,but you are quick to pass judgement the last time I checked known of you idiots are named God so shut up.Show some respect to our family!Which one of you clowns can say that you never did anything wrong,that's what I thought.
  • by Sierra Location: Virginia on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    i cannot believe some of the comments that i've read. I am a relative of tony's one cannot understand how his family is feeling right now. Hoe do you Mother,Father and sisters are feeling right now? I have read so many negative comments. It is easy to comment negatively when this did not happen to your daughter,son,cousin,nephew,teammate,or friend. But for those of us who it affected directly only we know how it feels to lose such a "sweet" young man way way too early.
  • by R Location: Jacksonville on Apr 26, 2009 at 08:49 AM
    Very well said, CCW of Washington!
  • by CCW Location: Washington on Apr 26, 2009 at 06:13 AM
    I don't measure a man by his status in society, his race, nationality or his background. His actions are what speak loudest to me. They reveal his true character. I do agree this person's family are grieving deeply, however, their grief rests solely on his shoulders due entirely to his actions. As for respect, that is not automatic. It is earned through consistent application of one's moral character.
  • by Not Cool Location: Greenville on Apr 26, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    People on assume that this boy was a thug, when you don't know if he was or not just because he made one bad decision to something wrong. If that was someone in your family you would have more compassion, regardless this boy has family members who loved him and now you are making rude comments about him. If you cannot say anything nice, then don't say anything at all. His family is suffering enough and the students at his school are suffering. You may not like what he did which is fine, but don't let his family mourn in peace without rude comments.
  • by R Location: Jacksonville on Apr 26, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    To Phil from Greenville: NO, you are NOT the only one who is sick of reading about this! Soldiers who have been injured or killed in action don't get half the media attention that this boy has received. There needs to be more focus on the kids who are doing good things for our communities. A young man who is killed in action (action being robbing a known drug dealer's home) should not be glorified!!! I feel for the family and friends of this child because they have lost someone they loved. Hopefully, this will be a lesson learned for those who may also be traveling down the wrong path. Your life is a precious gift and it is up to you to make the most of it. Don't waste your days running with the wrong crowds!! Do something positive with your life and make this world a better place for everyone!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2009 at 07:18 PM
    I just read WITN guidlines and it seems they are wrong on following their own rules. One of them states this:http://www.witn.com/home/misc/15352361.html 10. WITN will delete posts that are insensitive to grieving families. WITN will ban posters who deliberately try to antagonize those families. As I see it, there has been SEVERAL people being insensitive to this boy and towards his family and those others that are involved since the start of this story and WITN is not following their own terms. This is downright DISRESPECTFUL on WITN and towards the Turnage family. God bless the Turnage family as they go through the stages of grief and have to endure all these stories they have to read about their son. I hope one day that each and every one of you that are being insensitive, that you "REAP WHAT YOU SOW" and rest assure it "WILL" come back on you about you making judgements on someone. God bless you all.
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