Newsom Funeral Home Ebituaries

Mr. Roy L. (Bud) Newton, Sr.

Charleston, MS

Mr. Roy L. (Bud) Newton, Sr., age 82, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Oxford, MS. Family will receive friends at a catered reception on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Chapel . The funeral services will held Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Newton served in the U. S. Armed Forces, was a retired Game Warden with MS Department of Wildlife and a member of Sumner Church of God. He is survived by his daughter Debbie Lee of Sumner, MS, his son Leon (Pam) Newton, Jr. of Sumner, MS and twelve grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Dotsy Newton, his son Kelvin Newton, two sisters Opal Stovall and Rose Marie Newton, and his parents Jimmie and Mary Newton.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Mr. Gerald Odell Rippee

Charleston, MS

Mr. Gerald Odell Rippee, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Tupelo, MS. Family will receive friends at a catered reception on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 1:00pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Magnolia Garden Cemetery,

Mr. Rippee served in the U.S. Army, worked in sales for Mini Systems in Sardis, MS and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Rippee of Water Valley, MS; daughter Brenda Fenton of  Angier, NC; son Jeff (Kim) Rippee of Water Valley, MS; stepdaughters Janice (John) Levy of Oxford, MS, Brenda (Danny) Vance of Columbus, MS, Beverly (Kenny) Goolsby of Water Valley, MS; sister Neva Reece of Charleston, MS; brother Doyle (Virginia) Rippee of  Nashville, TN and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theo & Lina Rippee, daughters Donna Noe & Mae Walker, brothers Theo Franklin Rippee Jr., Lloyd Rippee and Leslie Rippee.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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Mr Robert Tharp

Charleston, MS

Mr. Robert Tharp, age 83, passed away in Oxford, MS on Friday, October 31, 2014. Family will receive friends at a catered reception on Sunday, November 02, 2014 from 12:30 pm  until 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm with interment to follow at Rome Cemetery.

Mr. Tharp was Co-Owner of Flying Y Aero of Tutwiler, MS, a veteran of the Korean Conflict: of the 114 Engineering Battalion; a member of Charleston Church of God, the Sumner Rotary Club, the National Agricultural Aviation Association. and the  Mississippi Agricultural Aviation Association. He also served as Sumner Fire Chief and was a member of The Gideon's International.

Mr. Tharp is survived by his wife, Wanda Tharp of Charleston, MS, daughter Mona (John) Whitten of Sumner, MS, sons Kevin Hodges of Charleston, MS and Brandon Hodges of Charleston, MS; sisters Janie (Lavelle) Kelly of Macon, GA, Mildred Stone of Drew, MS, Mary Alice (Kenneth) Steed of Drew, MS; brother Doyle (Carolyn) Tharp of Sumner, MS, two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen Tharp, son Earnest Tharp, daughter Genevieve Tharp, parents Robert & Leona Tharp, stepson Greg Hodges and brother Harold Tharp.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital .

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Mr Phillip Melton

Charleston, MS

Mr Phillip Dean Melton, age 52, passed away on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 in Winona MS. Family will recieve friends at a catered reception on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr Melton was an employee of Hinson Sawmill in Poplar Creek,  MS and a member of First Baptist Church in Sumner, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Marie Melton. Mr Melton is survived by his wife, Crystal Melton of French Camp, MS, son Cody (Kassie) Melton of Grenada, MS, step daughter Tiffiany Self of French Camp, MS, sister Paula Melton-Wooten of Brandon, MS, brother Fred Melton of Ridgeland, MS, three grandchildren Leslie Caniada, Lexus Caniada  & Lauren Caniada, all of French Camp MS; two nieces and one nephew.

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Mr. Loyd Gunter

Charleston MS

Mr. Loyd Gunter, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Charleston, MS. Family will recieve friends at a catered reception on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Magnolia Gardens.

Mr. Gunter was a US Army Veteran, a retired retail clerk from Kroger stores and attended Cowart Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father Christopher Gunter, mother and stepfather John and Gracie Miller and sisters Maybelle Logan & Bettye Miller. He is survived by his daughter Lindsey (Eric) Williams of Batesville, MS and his companion of twenty years, Mary Lou Bonds of Abbeville, MS.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cowart Baptist Church.
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