Mr. Newsome was born in College Park on Oct. 6, 1928, and had lived in Gray for the past 42 years. He was the son of the late James Thomas Newsome and Hazel Townly Newsome. After completing his education, Mr. Newsome served with honor as a member of the U.S. Navy. Upon returning to civilian life, he worked as a machinist for The Macon Telegraph. Mr. Newsome was also a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Gray.
Mr. Newsome is survived by his wife of six years, Pat Smith; sons, Thomas Newsome, Burt Newsome and Van Newsome and their wives; and by his five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.