Charles Green Turner, 86, a farmer, foxhunter and real estate broker in The Plains, Va., died Friday at Prince William Hospital in Manassas following a heart attack.
Mr. Turner was born at "Kinloch," a family property in The Plains, which is in Facquier County in the heart of the Virginia foxhunting country. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg and served in the Army Remount Division during World War I.
He returned to The Plains and farmed "Kinloch" and other properties until 1926, when he moved to Whitehall, S.C. There he managed "Combahee Plantation," the property of A. Felix du Pont, a cousin. Mr. Turner helped develop what was said to be one of the first large herds of beef cattle in South Carolina. There were more than 1,000 head at "Combahee."
He received a citation from Clemson University for planting sunflowers to use as silage and winter feed after the corn crop failed in 1940.
In 1946, Mr. Turner returned to The Plains and became a real estate broker. He continued his farming activities at The Plains and at a property near Charleston, S.C., where he spent about half of each year.
Mr. Turner was a foxhunting enthusiast throughout his life. He kept a pack of foxhounds at "Kinloch" and joined the Orange County Hunt, which was established in Facquier County in the 1920s by a group of New Yorkers from Orange County, N.Y. He was master of foxhounds of the Orange from 1954 to 1971.
Mr. Turner showed foxhounds in Virginia and Pennsylvania and was on the Committee on American Foxhounds.He also was a member of the executive committee of the Virginia Foxhound Club and was a member of the Master of Foxhounds Association of America. His other interests included quail hunting.
Mr. Turner also was a member of the South Carolina Plantation Society, the Preservation Society of Charleston, the St. Cecelia Society and the Carolina Yacht Club.
In The Plains, he was a member of Grace Church and served on its vestry.
Survivors include his wife, the former Lelia Friend, whom he married in 1922; two children, Lelia Turner Lawrence and Charles Green Turner Jr., a sister, Sarah Beverley Turner, all of The Plains, and by five grandchildren.