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Arlie Turnbull-Marilyn Walker

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8:25 am

Arlie Turnbull

Funeral services for William Arlie Turnbull, 79, of Winfield, will be  held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Winfield. Rev. Mike Ryan, church pastor, will officiate with burial in New Salem Cemetery near Winfield.

Mr. Turnbull passed away Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013 at Maple Grove Nursing Home in Louisiana.

Born April 18, 1933, in Troy, he was the son of William Archie and Martha Mae Yates Turnbull.  At age nine, he accepted the Lord as Savior at New Salem Baptist Church in Winfield and was baptized in Bob’s Creek. He was united in marriage on Jan. 20, 1951, in Winfield to Roice Fern Lavy. This union was blessed with two children: Ron and Patricia.  He served his country in the United States Army from July 11, 1953 until being honorably discharged on April 15, 1955.  He farmed all of his life in the New Salem community and later in the Curryville community.  He loved coon hunting and riding horses.  Seven years ago, the Turnbull family started the biannual Back 40 Bluegrass Festival at Curryville. He was a longtime member and former deacon at New Salem Baptist Church and later a member of Troy Baptist Church in Troy.  He currently was a member of First Baptist Church of Winfield.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Roice Turnbull, of Winfield; one son, Ron Turnbull and his wife, Yvonne, of Curryville; one daughter, Patricia Rodebaugh and her husband, Larry, of Foley; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four “adopted” great-grandchildren. He also leaves one brother, Rev. Richard Turnbull and his wife, Vivian, of Winfield; two sisters: Wilhelmine Shramek and her husband, William, of Silex, and Helen Phelps, of Springfield, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Winfield. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m.  Visitation will be held again on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 3838 East Highway 47; P.O. Box 253; Winfield, Mo., 63389.  Online condolences may be made at .


Marilyn Walker, 74, of Troy, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy.

Marilyn was born on Nov. 3, 1938, in St. Louis to Earl and Helen (Schmidt) Smith. She attended the local schools along with her four sisters: Betty, Helen, Linda, Fern and her two brothers, Earl Jr. and Paul. Marilyn met Ken Walker at the Moline Baptist Church and they were later married on June 6, 1959, in Berkeley. They were blessed with three children: Connie, Tom and Kevin. Marilyn worked at Christian Northeast Hospital for over 20 years as a secretary for the Pastoral Care Chaplain. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winfield and WMU. Her family was very important to her and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Marilyn is survived by her beloved husband, Ken Walker, of  Troy; one daughter, Connie and husband, Bill Chesser, of Monroe, La.; two sons, Tom and wife, Tammy Walker, of Ballwin and Kevin and wife, Regina Walker, of Winfield; two sisters, Betty and husband, Dale Whitwell, of Pflugerville, Texas and Helen Bergeron, of Abilene, Texas; five beloved grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed and long remembered by all those who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 31, from 4-8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., in Troy. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Winfield.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at .