Wilmon Franklin "Frank" Newton

November 5, 1930December 2, 2018

Sylvania - Wilmon Franklin "Frank" Newton, age 88, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018, at his residence under hospice care and his loving family. He was born in Jenkins County, GA to the late Wilmon Francis Newton and Evelyn Roberts Newton and was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Sylvania, where he served faithfully for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and following his service, he worked for 35 years at the Savannah River Site on the F.B. line. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World. Preceding him in death besides his parents was his loving wife, Loretta Markovcic Newton, to whom he was married for 61 years, and his brothers, Carl Everett Newton and Albert Brooks Newton.

Surviving Mr. Newton are his Daughters and Sons-in-Law, Brenda N. and Don Robinson of Byron, Georgia, and Debra N. and Tim Kennedy of Evans, Georgia, a Sister and Brother-in-Law, Marlene N. and John Hamilton of Sardis, Georgia, A Granddaughter, Sara C. Whitmore of Centerville, Georgia and a Great-Granddaughter, Lochlyn Anne Whitmore. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive him.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening, December 4, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Funeral services for Mr. Newton will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Sylvania with Father Louis Lussier officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery in the Bay Branch Community of Screven County.

Active pallbearers will be: Terry Markovcic, Dallas LeMaster, Grant LeMaster, Brad Dailey, Mike Markovcic, Tony Markovcic, and Bunny Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be former co-workers at the Savannah River Site. Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Burial Following At Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wilmon Franklin "Frank" Newton

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Barbara Ozbolt Frawley

December 4, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with family and loved ones. Franklin was one of my daddy’s best lifelong friends! Daddy had such much confidence in Franklins opinions and advice about so many issues. He shared some of the conversation ‘s with our family over the years. As a child I will always remember spending time with Loretta and Franklin at Aunt Mary’s home, especially on Sunday afternoon’s when family would get together there. So many great memories!

Donnie & Dorothy Bennett

December 2, 2018

Brenda andDebra, So sorry for the loss of your loved one. He was always such a kind person to every one. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.