Newsom Funeral Home Ebituaries

Ms. Braylee Grace Shaw

Ms. Braylee Grace Shaw, infant daughter, passed away April 8, 2014. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Friday, April 11, 2014, followed by the service at 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Ms. Braylee Grace Shaw is survived by her parents Chelsea Box and Travis Airon Shaw of Enid, MS; her maternal Grandparents Ronny and Donna Roberts of Oakland, MS and paternal Grandparents Carl and Stacey Shaw of Enid, MS. Her paternal Great Grandfather Robert Salge of Abilene, TX, paternal Great Grandmother Stacey Tavarez of Abilene, TX and paternal Great Grandparents Barbara and Buddy Johnson of NC also survives her.

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Mrs. Mary Thomas

 

Charleston, MS

Mrs. Mary Thomas, a homemaker and age 90, passed away at her home in Tutwiler, MS on April 7, 2014. Family will receive friends at a catered reception at Newsom Funeral Home Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 am at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment at New Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her daughter, Peggy Hudspeth of Tutwiler, MS and two sons, Jimmy Graham Thomas of Shaw, MS and Andy (Pamela) Thomas of Gulfport, MS. Fourteen Grandchildren and a host of Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren also survive her. Mrs. Thomas is preceded in death by her husband William Graham Thomas; her daughter Brenda Dean; three sons Ocie Ray Thomas, Bobby Dale Thomas and Johnny Eugene Thomas; and four brothers, Bow Avant, Charles Avant, R. B. Avant, O. D. Avant.

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Mr Leon Weeks

Mr. Leon Weeks , age 72, passed away March 13, 2014 in Southaven, MS. Family will receive friends at a catered reception Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p. m. Family will also receive friends  Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Friendship East Baptist Church, Charleston, MS from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Magnolia Garden Cemetery.

Mr. Weeks was owner of Weeks Construction Company of Charleston, and a member of Friendship East Baptist Church and Mississippi Contractors Association. He is survived by his wife Shirley Weeks of Charleston, MS, daughters, Tammy  (Bill) Naughton of Olive Branch, MS, Vickie Weeks of Horn Lake, MS, Lisa (Lynn) Pearson of Batesville, MS, son, Kenny (Sherry) Weeks of Charleston, MS, 3 step sons Ronald Embry of Charleston, MS, Terry Embry of Charleston, MS, Edwin Embry of Vicksburg, MS, sister Stella Goad of Jackson, MS, 3 brothers Pete Weeks of Charleston, MS, W.D. Weeks of Charleston, MS, Manuel Weeks of Germantown, TN, 7 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren and a number of step great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship East Baptist Church

550 Friendship East Road

Charleston, MS 38921

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Mr. William Lee Champion

Charleston, MS

William Lee Champion born April 15, 1941 in Charleston, MS passed away surrounded by family on March 3, 2014. The Family will receive friends Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Charleston, MS with funeral services beginning at 12:00 pm. Interment will be at Charleston Cemetery. A catered reception will follow the services at Newsom Funeral Home.

His childhood sweetheart and bride of 51 years, Brenda Gail Powers Champion and their three adoring children, William Jeffery Champion, Amy Michele Champion and Jason Allen Champion of Madison, MS and Sarasota, FL respectively, survive him. Bill graduated from University of Mississippi in 1963 and was the tight end for the championship Ole Miss teams of 1960 and 1962. A Rebel to the end, Bill loved his Ole Miss Rebels and took every opportunity to see them play as a distinguished alumnus whose name is inscribed on the Walk of Champions. After graduation, Bill was part of a team that started a highly successful agricultural company serving not only the Delta but also constituents around the country. His sales took him far and wide. After successfully selling the company to DuPont, Bill retired to enjoy a quiet life in Madison, improving his golf game and traveling with Brenda Gail, keeping up with the successes of his children and grandchildren. In addition to his immediate family, his mother-in-law Ms. Lottie Powers, his daughter-in-law, Ms. Stephanie Norwood Champion and grandchildren William Tyler Champion, a senior at Ole Miss, and Jeffrey Kyle Champion of Madison, MS survive Bill.
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Mrs. Abbie Gail Smith

Charleston, MS

Mrs. Abbie Gail Smith, age 72, passed away February 25, 2014. Family will receive friends at a catered reception at Newsom Funeral Home on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm also at Newsom Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was a nurse for many years at Tallahatchie General Hospital and Charleston Clinic. She was of the Church of Christ faith.

Mrs. Smith is survived by sons Tim (Angel) Nickens of Senatobia, MS and Gerald Smith of Charleston, MS and Grandchildren, Garrett Nickens, Madison Nickens, and Anna Gail Nickens of Senatobia, MS.  She was preceded in death by her sisters Ida Jones and Helen Townsend and her brother Bill Havens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Youth in Senatobia, MS.

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