Originally created 07/12/98

Mr. William Newsome



GIBSON, Ga. -- Mr. William Cecil Newsome, 53, of 4968 Scarber Road, died Friday, July 10, 1998, at Memorial Hospital of Washington County.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Jordan Chapel Church of God with the Rev. David O. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Newsome, a native of Richmond County, owned Newsome's Floor Coverings, Sandersville.

His family said he was a loving husband, daddy, papa and brother.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Hardin Newsome; three daughters, Melissie Ziegler, Sharon Walden and Wanda Hall, all of Gibson; his mother, Willie Maude Newsome, Wrens; three brothers, Bobby Newsome and Leroy Newsome, both of Avera, and Thurmond Newsome, Thomson; four sisters, Brenda Ray, Dearing, Betty Newsome, Wrens, Lisa Newsome, Mathews, and Cindy Newsome, Hephzibah; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ott Stephens, Verlon Downs, Cliff Hall, Pete Kitchens, Danny Benkowski, Lester Hadden, Breck Chambers and Manzie Kitchens.

Friends may call at the residence of Melissie Ziegler, 1774 Bastonville Road.

Sheppard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.