NEVILS, Ga. - Mr. Bobby Joe Newman, age 79, died Saturday, July 17th, 2010, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro. He was born in the Bay District of Bulloch County to the late Deamos Dewey and Jewell McElveen Newman. He was a graduate of Stilson High School and attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Ga. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving state side during the Korean Conflict. Upon completion of his military service, Mr. Newman resided in Augusta, Georgia where he began his career with DuPont Company, at the Savannah River Plant in Aiken, SC, serving as an Instrument Mechanic for 20 years, a Project Assistant for three years and an Instrument Buyer for 10 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Newman returned to Bulloch County in 1997 where he built a home on part of his grandfather's farm and resided there until his death. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church where he was a member of the Roscoe Roberts Sunday School Class. Mr. Newman was an avid musician and had a love for bluegrass music. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Johnnie Mae Edwards Newman. Surviving are his wife of seven years, Shirley Hadden Newman; two sons and daughters in law, Dean and Teena Newman of Evans, Ga. and Derrell R. and Beth Newman of Augusta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Keller (David) Perry of Grovetown, Carter Newman of Evans, Kimberly, Chandler and Langley Newman all of Augusta; two step children, Dee Kramer of Ellabell and Kenneth Stewart of Savannah and three step grandchildren, Ashley Kramer and Kaitlyn and Kasey Stewart. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at Joiner- Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. Funeral services will be at 3:00pm in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Joe Eason officiating, assisted by Elder Mike Newman. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30459. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson. com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle-July 20, 2010