Matthew Mcqueen Newell

December 5, 1989July 1, 2011

NEWELL, Matthew McQueen, age 21, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011. Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Glynn and Evelyn McQueen, and his paternal grandfather, W.S. Newell, Jr., he is survived by his parents, Sam and Althea Newell; his brother, Will Newell; his sister, Hope Dean (Noah); his nephew, Grayson Dean; his grandmother, Sadie P. Newell; uncles, Mac McQueen (Tena) and Keith Newell (Emily); and cousins, Ashlee McQueen, Daniel Newell, Mitchell Newell, and Emily Anne Newell. All friends and relatives will meet at the gravesite for his Graveside Service on Sunday, July 3, 2011, at 2PM, at Alabama Heritage Cemetery, with Dr. Tim Thompson officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be Daniel Newell, Mitchell Newell, Sam Wainwright, Alexander Forre, Paul Marshall, and Shephard Bowden. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church- P.O. Box 395- Ft. Deposit, AL 36032. Condolences may be expressed at Alabama Heritage Directing.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, July 3, 2011

Matthew Mcqueen Newell

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February 29, 2012

Ithink of all of you so often,and the hole in your hearts.The hole that only someone who has lived it can know. I pray for all of you today as I have since I heard. In my experience you need prayers now as you did in July. Matthew was a beatiful child, I remember him fondly at his first dove shoot crawling around in the camper with Billy and Sadie babysitting while others were on the dove field. My heart goes out to all of you. We never know or understand why. We just have to accept that God knows best and hold on to the good and fun and happiness.I love you all and remember what you all said to me, in my own times of sorrow. Hold on to the love and good memories... Love and Hugs Pam Spivey

Tammy Lyon

July 13, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. I do not know if you remember me but I was your neighbor at the lake where at times, you would put your boat in. We lost our baby at 18 last June 18th a year ago. I am devesated as I am sure you are as well. Feel free to call me at anytime 799.0811. God Bless you and your family because I do know what you are going through.Sending prayers....Oh, also me Ryne would come over and jump off the diving board...Much Love

July 13, 2011

Dear Sam and Althea,
My wife and I were out of town when your loss occurred. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May God's grace and comfort surround you and your family! Dr. & Mrs. Mickey Castleberry

July 8, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Newell, Hope and Will
My prayers have been with you since Will came to the back fence and shared his grief over the loss of his brother. I cried with Will and my heart goes out to your family. May God place his comforting arms around you and may you find peace with precious memories.
Sonja and Bill McKnight

July 7, 2011

Sam, Althea & Family,

My Deepest Sympathy During This Time Of Sorrow, May You Find Peace In Your Reflections On Mathew's Short Life; Rembering The Smiles, Laughs And Tears of Joy He Brought To All Of You.

Ralph Burks

July 5, 2011

jULY 5,2011 Sam and Althea I have just learned of your loss. I was so saddened and shock to hear of this tradgey. You know I have been there as well as you. My thoughts and Prayers go out to ALL the Family. If you need anything please don't hesitate to call. Love and Prayers Luellen Foster

Mary Slaton

July 5, 2011

My son was very fond of Matt. My heart goes out to you and I will be praying for your family.

Kay Hughes

July 5, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Richard Brown

July 5, 2011

Mrs. Althea & Mr. Sam:
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers. May the Lord bring peace and comfort to your lives.

Todd and Lori Trawick

July 4, 2011

We were so sorry to hear about Matthew. Please know that our prayers are with you.