Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Larry Harmon officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 PM in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Avera, GA
He was born in Avera, GA to the late Ellis Newsome and Annie Padgett Newsome. He was a US Navy WWII veteran and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Agriculture and Horticulture. He worked with Gracewood State School and Hopital and Augusta College in plant operations. He loved being outdoors gardening, hunting and fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Cleon Newsome, Risden Newsome, M.P. Newsome and three sisters, Evelyn Brooks, Louise Wells and Jeanette Hadden.
Survivors include his daughters, Connie Crawley (David) of Fort Mill, SC and Janice Leggett (Eddy) of Evans, GA; two grandchildren, Sherry Crawley Schnackenberg of Lexington, SC and Aaron Leggett (Wendy) of Grovetown, GA; four great-grandchildren, Grant Taylor, Trey Schnackenberg, Jackson Leggett and Bryson Leggett. Numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, Georgia 30906.