Ralph Edward Turnbow, 90, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born March 1, 1916, in Finley, Tenn., son of the late Jake Turnbow and Madie Finley Turnbow Taylor, he attended school in Cottonwood Point, and was employed as a truck driver.
On June 19, 1936, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Geneva Crotts, who preceded him in death on June 12, 1999. He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Turnbow.
Survivors include five sons, Joseph R. Turnbow, of Jackson, Tenn., and Charles J. Turnbow, of Jackson, Mo., James M. Turnbow, of Kennett and John E. and Jackie W. Turnbow, both of Caruthersville, Mo.; two daughters, Judy Crockrell, and Carolyn Elphingstone, both of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, James H. Taylor, of Caruthersville; one sister, Josephine Simon, of Chicago, Ill.; a special friend, Leora Curtis; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 12, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating.
Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Harold Crockrell, Michael, Benjamin, John E. and Charles J. Turnbow and Gerald M. Elphingstone, Jr.