Mr. Earl G. Newsome of Kinston, passed away June 24, 2012. He was 86. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Samson First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Gainey and Rev. David Isaac officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Samson directing. Prior to the service the family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Newsome was born in Geneva County, AL on November 12, 1925 to the late Cyril Denton Newsome and Genary Frances McDaniel Newsome. He served in the US Navy during WWII and later joined the US Army. After his retirement from the Army, Mr. Newsome worked at Ft. Rucker for many years. He was a longtime member of the Samson First Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Newsome loved and cared for many children throughout his lifetime. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda Phillips and Dorothy Dorriety; and four brothers, Lunice E. Newsome, Eli W. Newsome, Basil V. Newsome and John L. Newsome.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie "Coonie Paul" Newsome of Kinston; three sisters, Frances Harrison of Samson, Sarah Helen Gano of Enterprise and Mary Gilley of Samson; and numerous nieces and nephews.