Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home

501 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN


Marjorie Nell Newton

July 10, 1942May 15, 2020

Marjorie Nell Newton, age 77 of Lawrenceburg TN, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Marjorie was of the Baptist faith and attended Meadow View Baptist church. She was a head start teacher and loved the kids she worked with, who knew her as “Miss Margie.” She loved spending time with her family, enjoyed reading, and also going to Shoney’s every Saturday morning with her sisters.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Robert Newton; Parents, Stanford and Mildred Higdon; Brother in law, Charles Newton

She is survived by her Sons, Mark Anthony Newton (Kelly), Gary Wayne Newton (Rita); Daughters, Barbara Ann Witt (Rob), Sam Newton (Mike); Brother, Stanley Higdon; Sisters, Doris Newton, Kathy James (David); 10 Grandchildren; 18 Great Grandchildren with 2 more on the way and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at New Salem Cemetery. Brother Carlos Casteel will be officiating.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 21, 2020


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Barbara Witt

May 20, 2020

She was the best mama in the world, she raised 4 kids pretty much on her own, we didn’t have much but she did the very best she could, She didn’t drive so we walked everywhere we went and she went with me and my sister from Old Florence Rd to Rotary Park so we could play ball she will be missed so much I love you mama

Shelia Gordon

May 19, 2020

She was a sweet soul , always loved having her at our family gatherings when she could come. Thank you Mark for sharing your mom with our family. She is flying high in heaven today . Love and prayers for you all at this time .

Debbie Konig

May 18, 2020

My heart breaks for you all. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your mom was a very sweet woman. I have always liked her. She was a regular Saturday morning shopper at Wal-Mart. She was there as regular as night and day. We will all miss seeing her in the store every Saturday. I would often talk with her and catch up on how Barbara and her family were doing. I will miss our Saturday talks. Love you all.


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