Margaret Ruth Henley Newsome

Published 6:27 pm Saturday, February 24, 2018

Margaret Ruth Henley Newsome, 93, of Selma, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018, at New Live Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Autrey and the Rev. Steve Kopp officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ruth was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 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; 15 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.

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