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Alan Turner Walker, 44, of 450 West 55th Street, New York, died Monday, May 13, 1996 at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.


Mr. Walker, a native of Madison, was a talented actor and musician and a great lover of books. He was born July 6, 1951, the son of Bryan Shepherd Walker and the late Elizabeth Turner Walker, of Madison. 

He attended local schools where he was a popular student. Following his graduation from Morgan County High School he attended South Georgia College for one year before he transferred to Georgia College where he studied drama and music. He starred in a number of musicals and plays while a student.

He went to New York where he continued to pursue his career. His lifelong love of theater secured for him many achievements in off Broadway productions. He also had a great love of books and collected hundreds of volumes during his life. He was a buyer for Barnes and Noble Booksellers at the time of his death. 

He is survived by his father, Bryan S. Walker, a sister Page W. Jones, Conyers, and two nephews, Bryan and Wes Jones, both of Conyers. 

Memorial graveside services were held at Madison City Cemetery at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, May 19th. The Reverend Dr. Jim Ross, pastor of Madison Baptist Church, officiated. A memorial service will be held in New York by friends there to celebrate his life. Simmons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


From: The Madisonian May 23, 1996

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