A funeral service will be held Saturday for Darnell Turner, a community activist and past president of the East County Chapter of the NAACP.

Turner, who was also board member of the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District, was a Pittsburg resident who died at the age of 52 earlier this month.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Mark at Bethel Baptist Church, 360 Central Ave. in Pittsburg. On Friday, a viewing will take place from 3 to 6: 30 p.m. followed by a wake from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dan Scales Funeral Services, 107 W. Eighth St. in Pittsburg.

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