Marzell Turnbough

September 16, 1934 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 85)


Marzell Turnbough was born on September 16, 1934 in Brookhaven, MS.  He was the son of George and Flossie Turnbough.  Marzell received his formal education in the public schools of Brookhaven and the school of life.  His grandmother was one of his favorite teachers.   She taught him to drive at an early age, which kickstarted his passion for operating motor vehicles.  By the age of 10, he could be seen around the streets of Brookhaven driving his grandmother around.  His first job was with the newspaper company in Brookhaven.  He worked in various capacities throughout his life and ultimately retired from the State of Florida Department of Transportation.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling, riding motorcycles and displaying his culinary talents for his family and friends.

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, Marzell received a higher call.  He transcended this realm and was elevated to a place of peace and rest.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael and Billy Joe Turnbough; brothers, Roosevelt Turnbough, Rafus Turnbough, Jessie Lee Turnbough and his sister, Vivian Trammel.

Leaves to mourn his wife, Trellis Nealy Turnbough; his children, Peggy Sue (Wayman) Caston of Milwaukee, WI,  Jhganna Turnbough of  Perry, FL, Jimmie L. Turnbough of San Antonio, TX, Dorothy M. Watson of Brookhaven, MS,  Charles (Earline) Turnbough, Carson (Cathy) Benjamin, Marzell Turnbough, Jr., Marcus Turnbough, Tryone D. Nealy and Charles E. Owens; grandchildren, Marzell DeShond Turnbough, Janica Ford, Nicholaus Watson, Tanitia Watson, Candance Howard, Janisky McCoy, Jawante Smith, Shanice Bondes, Ashton Zei Turnbough, James Tyler Turnbough, Amanda L. Turnbough, Isaiah Matthew Turnbough and Joshua Turnbough; his siblings, Lola Hayes of Aurora, CO, George (Lilly) Turnbough of Napa, ID,  Margaret Roundtree of Brookhaven, MS,  TS (Jan) Turnbough of Aurora, CO, Jerry (Kathy) Turnbough of Aurora, CO,  James C. Williams of Bailey, CO; Ralph (Melissa) Smith of Aurora, CO,  Gloria (Beauvoir) Camille of LaGrange, GA,  Barbara (Edward) Wheat of LaGrange, GA and Dorsey Turnbough of Hogansville, GA; a special uncle, the elder of the Wilcher family, Mr. Ernest Wilcher of Brookhaven, MS. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will dearly miss his presence.

He was interred in the Springhill Cemetery in Perry, Florida.


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