Mrs. Newell died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.
Born Aug. 8, 1914, in Jefferson County, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Roy Franklin and Jennie Belle Olomon Gilbert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell Newell.
Mrs. Newell was a member of Cornelia Christian Church. She retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse with 33 years of service. Mrs. Newell was a prolific writer; she began writing poetry as a teenager and was recognized for her achievements in that area in 2000, when she was published in the book, “Poets of the Century.” In 2010, she published “Inspirational Witticisms and Devotions.”
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Audra and Richard White of Cocoa, Fla., and Phyllis and David Terrell of Cornelia; two sisters, Freida Schmidt of Woodlawn, Ill., and Marjorie Peterson of Clinton, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missions Fund at: Cornelia Christian Church, 1244-Hwy. 441 By Pass, Cornelia, GA 30531 or the mission of your choice.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
August 10, 2012