Elizabeth N Colson

April 5, 1925January 28, 2013

Elizabeth Newsome Colson, 87, of Hull, GA passed away Monday, January 28, 2013.

A native of Wrightsville, GA, Mrs. Colson was the daughter of the late Henry Murphy Newsome and Annie Lee Claxton Newsome and was preceded in death by daughter, Susan Mason; son-in-law, Jim Mason, and sister, Helen McComb. She graduated from Berry School for Girls in Rome, GA and Emory Nursing School in Atlanta. Mrs. Colson retired from the Navy Supply School Dispensary in 1985 after serving for 30 years as the nurse. She was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2872, as well as past president of the State and District Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Colson was also a member of the DAV Auxiliary and the AMVETS Auxiliary and served on the Veteran’s Council. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include daughter, Blair Hancock and husband, Billy of Hull, GA; son, Carl Colson and wife, Debbie of Cameron, AZ; grandchildren, John Colson, Carla Colson, Heather Jenkins, Melissa Self and husband, Brett, and Rebekah Hancock, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2PM Thursday, January 31st in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home with Rev Hugh Hendrickson officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Wednesday, January 30th at Bernstein.

VFW Post 2872 will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the ladies Auxiliary VFW State of Georgia.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Pat (Fortson) Maxey and all the family

February 13, 2013

Blair, Billy and all the sweet family-so sad to hear about your Mom, We were at the hospital with my Mom at this time, but wanted you to know-we love ya'll take care from all of us.

John Colson

January 30, 2013

Peace be with you Grandma Colson

January 30, 2013

Dear family, My husband William C. Ford, MD who passed away on January 14th of this year had the pleasure of knowing and working with Liz, as he called her, at the Navy School here in Athens. Tom Jordan, who was stationed there also, came to work for Dr. Ford and I believe your mother stayed in touch with them. Dr. Ford thought alot of her. She was a really good nurse and supportive friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. Edwina Ford

Bernstein Funeral Home

January 30, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.