Mrs. Newman was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Rochelle, and had lived in Macon for the past 44 years. She was the daughter of the late Dewey Martin and Bessie McDuffie Martin. Mrs.Newman was the first registered certified nursing assistant in Middle Georgia and was retired from Middle Georgia Hospital. She attended Immanuel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Newman Sr.; two sons, James D. Newman and Marty Newman; and by a daughter, Frances D. Peeples.
Mrs. Newman is survived by her children and their spouses, James “Skipper” Jr. and Rachael Newman, Michael Steven and Dana Newman, Gayle German and Brenda and Mark Jones; and by many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Miami, FL 33134 or by visiting their Web site at www.copdfoundation.org.
The family may be contacted at the residence of Gayle German at 129 E. Virginia Ave. in Jones County.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.