September 12, 1933 – June 17, 2018
Statesboro, GA Mr. Wayman Billy Newman, age 84, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Newman, a Bulloch County native , was born in Register, Ga. and raised in Brooklet, Ga. He graduated from Brooklet High School in 1952 and was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Newman worked several years for the Union Bag and Paper Company before retiring with 30 years of service from Lockheed Aircraft Company . In his spare time he loved to hunt, fish , and work with his hands; especially wood working. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons on television, telling jokes and having fun with his family. He was a member of the Pine View Baptist Church in Martinez, Ga. Mr. Newman was preceded in death by his parents, Harley Willis and Mattie Okellar Stevens Newman; infant daughter, Julie Christine Newman; brothers, Willis Newman, Lavon Newman , and an infant brother, Linton Talmadge Newman. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Martha Jo Newman, Statesboro; sons, Greg Newman (Tamra), Statesboro and Ray Newman(Debbie), Atlanta; daughter, Pam Jones (Donnie), Salem, AL; 7 grandchildren, Scott Newman (Kathryn), Stilson, Russell Newman (Kelli), Statesboro, Reed Newman (Kelly),Atlanta, Matthew Newman, Atlanta, Amanda Cooper (Andrew), Roswell, Macy Lammert and Reagan Lammert, both of Columbus ; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Fay Brown, Savannah, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday evening , June 20, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home . A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Cone officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklet City Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers will be grandsons and nephews. The family would like to extend a very special Thank You to personal caregivers , Julie, Donna, and Edna. Thank you ResCare and Arcadia Hospice for your kind and compassionate care as well. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Newman’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, Coastal Region Office, 201 Television Circle, Savannah, GA 31406. Please visit our online memorial at WWW.hodgesmoore .com to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Newman Family. Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
- Burial Thursday, June 21, 2018
June 19, 2018
Billy Newman was always full of life and loved to make those around him happy, I had many cuz but Billy was always kind, and made you feel you were important, even though we were not living close I often went back to to old days when we all gathered a Granny Minnie little house on sundays when we were all young. I will always remember those days so long ago and how happy and close we all were back then. Stay forever young BILLY Love Your Cuz LINTON NESMITH.