Albert Mobley was elected to the Turbeville Town Council on November 2nd, 2021. Albert is the Town of Turbeville's first African American council member. Mr. Mobley was also the first African American on the Turbeville rescue squad and the second African American firefighter. Mr. Mobley is orginally from the Turbeville area, and moved away twenty years ago and worked as a state trooper during this time. After some years, Albert returned to his hometown of Turbeville and is active in the community. He is married to his wife Tammy Mobley and has five children along with four grandchildren.
Herbert Mims has served on the Turbeville town council since July 2013. In 2009 he retired from a long career with the Lance Corporation. He is married and he and his wife have three adult daughters and one adult son. He is active in the Turbeville Southern Methodist Church. Herbert is presently serving as mayor pro-tem for the town council.
Judy Coker was recently elected to the Turbeville Town Council in 2020. A native of Orangeburg she graduated from Winthrop University with a BS degree in Physical Education. After teaching and coaching for 45 years (34 of which were at East Clarendon High School) she retired to just enjoy life itself. Her experience in those two areas of schoolwork have taught her how to interact with people with different points of view and backgrounds to achieve what is fair and just for all concerned. She loves the town of Turbeville because of its closeness and genuine concern for each other and looks forward to serving the people of this special town. Her proudest achievements and honors at East Clarendon included mastering new trends in technology and teaching methods even in physical education, sponsoring the return of the one Prom for Juniors and Seniors, and building a statewide competitive softball and volleyball program to be reckoned with. She helped to start the Turbeville Summer Recreation Softball Program. She also served as the volleyball and softball region chairperson for several years as well as the Lower State representative on the Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Board for the SC High School League. Judy is a member and pianist for Pine Grove United Methodist Church. She, also, plays the piano for Nazareth UMC. She is a member of the Turbeville Ruritan Club. She and her late husband, Norman Coker, have two children, Warren and Susan and a grandson, Austin.
Kaitlin Alexander has been employed as Town Clerk of Turbeville since October 2020. A lifelong resident of Turbeville, she is a 2013 honor graduate of East Clarendon High School where she was a member of the Lady Wolverines’ softball team. She continued her love of softball, became a college softball player on the University of South Carolina-Sumter Fireant team, and graduated in 2016. Her prior community involvement includes serving as a volunteer for the Clarendon County Dancing with the Stars, Habitat for Humanity, and coaching softball for the Turbeville Recreation Department. Kaitlin is a member of Olanta Baptist church where she serves on the John Thomas Truluck Scholarship Committee and is a member of the WMU. She is a daughter of Tony and Susie Alexander of Turbeville and has one sister, Emily.
Ellis has served as the public works director for the Town of Turbeville since January 2006. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing the operation of the town’s water and wastewater utility systems in addition to the maintenance and upkeep of town-owned properties and public rights-of-way. He and his limited crew attempt to address customer needs and concerns in a friendly and efficient manner. Ellis and his wife, Melissa, have three children Jordan, Bailey, and Justin. Ellis has served as a member of the Clarendon County School District Three Board of Trustees since 2012 and is a current member of the Southern Methodist Church. In addition to enjoying time with his family, Ellis is a football and baseball fan and enjoys spending time fishing and other water sports.