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Margaret Ruth Henley Newsome, 93 of Selma, died Friday, February 23, 2018 at home. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at New Live Oak Cemetery with Rev. Ken Autrey and Rev. Steve Kopp officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Monday, February 26, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ruth was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1924 to the late Cornelius Augustus and Evie Lee Frith Henley. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 62 years, Johnnie Newsome, Sr.; siblings, Ruby (Tobe) Chandler, Eurydice (Tom) Kelly, Lillian (Troy) Brannon, Gussie (Scott) Caldwell, Claude (Mildred) Henley and Curt Henley.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Harrell) Watts; son, Johnnie “Skeeter” (Carrie Ann) Newsome, Jr.; grandchildren, Billy (Terri) Watts, Peggy (Andy) Tipton, Fielding Watts, April (Bo) Bergloff, Stephen (Jennifer) Newsome and Amber (Jason) Tomlinson; fifteen great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Ruby Henley.
Active pallbearers will be Ruth’s grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make memorial donations to Union Methodist Church, c/o Gail Willis 742 County Road 919; Sardis, Alabama 36775 or your favorite charity.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Charlotte “Lulu” Walters for her devotion and loving care. And many thanks to Southern Care Hospice for their support.