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May 15, 1915 - May 10, 2017
A Graveside Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Carrie Alma Newton, 101, of Marshall will take place Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Algoma North Cemetery at 10:00am. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the cemetery. Ms. Newton passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 just five days shy of her 102nd birthday.
Carrie Alma Newton was born May 15, 1915 in New Orleans, Louisiana to James and Carrie Elia. She was a graduate of Marshall High School and of the Oscar B. Jones Nursing School’s first graduating class. On December 24, 1935, Carrie Elia and Howard Preston “Pokey” Newton united in marriage. Carrie worked for many years at the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant and Marshall Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, and in her free time she enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting.
Ms. Newton is survived by her son, Charles Newton and wife, Alice; son, David Newton and wife, Linda; daughter, Dr. Angela Taylor; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Newton; brother, Brigadier General (Retired), Charles V.L. Elia and wife, Barbara; grandchildren, Debbie Newton Tankersly and husband, Eric, Todd Newton and wife, Tansy, Scott Newton and wife, Allison, Brian Newton and wife, Danielle, Dawn Phillips Oros and husband Lance, Carrie Phillips Palumbo and husband, Darrin, Toni Newton Jones and husband, Brad, Preston Newton and wife, Leslie, Elizabeth Newton , and Jennifer Newton Myers and husband, David. She is also survived by numerous great and great-great-grandchildren, and a loving extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Carrie and James Elia; husband, Howard Newton; daughter, Barbara Newton Phillips; son, Dennis Newton; brother, John “Buddy” Elia, son-in-law, Richard Phillips; sisters, Lottie Elia Moore and Helen Elia Ayers; brothers-in-law, W.C. Moore and Ross Ayers, Sr.
Serving as Pallbearers are Scott Newton, Brian Newton, Preston Newton, Nigel Newton, Chuck Ayers, and Roger Turner.
The family would like to give a very special thanks to her caregiver, Denisha Jones and her niece, Nancy Ayers and husband, Roger.
Downs Funeral Home - Marshall
4608 Elysian Fields Road