Roy James Newman

August 3, 1925February 21, 2013

Roy James Newman, 87, of Fort Smith, died February 21, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born August 3, 1925 in Scranton, AR to Luther Lee and Mattie Mae Humphrey Newman. He was a retired employee of Rainbo Baking Company, a member of Victory Temple in Fort Smith, an avid gardener, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Roy served for five years in the Army Reserve and was on the front lines in Korea during 1950-51 where he received Three Bronze Stars, the Korean Service Medal and National Defense Medal. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pauline of the Home; one son, Kim and wife Leigh Ann Newman of Fort Smith; one brother, Cecil Newman of Fort Smith; one sister, Ruby Nell Inman of Fort Smith; and one grandson, Brandon Newman. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Victory Temple of Fort Smith with burial at 1:30 pm in the Ellsworth Cemetery near Paris, AR all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Terry Inman, Bob & Jerry Newman, and Joe, Jackie, and Curtis Turner.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Brandon Newman The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5-7 PM Memorial may be made to the Victory Temple 3912 Brooken Hill Dr Fort Smith, AR 72908 To sign an online guestbook visit



  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Burial Saturday, February 23, 2013


  • Memorial Contributions

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Traci Riggins Inman

February 23, 2013

Pauline and family I am so sorry for your loss you guys are in my prayer's.

Sheri Turner

February 22, 2013

Pauline and family,
Sorry to hear about the passing of Roy. Prayers are with you and the family .

Sheri Turner and family
Paris Ar

Paula Wiley

February 22, 2013

Our hearts are heavy and we understand your pain. Our deepest sympathies are with all of you. Uncle Roy was a good man and I know that he will be missed by many.

We love you all.

The Turner Families

Jean Turner
Larry and Phyllis Turner and family
Paula Turner-Wiley and family

Bob and Geanne Newman

February 21, 2013

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May the Lord wrap you in His loving arms and give you peace.