Inside the turtle: the ashes of Lewis' husband's former wife.
The Associated Press reports:
Lewis said she had hauled items into her yard early Saturday while her husband slept. The buyer quickly selected the large turtle container, despite being unable to get the lid open.
Her husband's previous wife collected turtles.
"We have lots of turtles," Anita Lewis said. "It didn't even register that this was the one (containing the ashes)."