Mr. Joel Newsome, age 84, of Smyrna, passed away Monday, February 24. A funeral service will be held 2 pm Thursday, February 27 in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Smyrna. Interment will be Saturday, March 1 at 11 am in the Lanes Primitive Church Cemetery in Brooklet, GA. A native of Bulloch County, Mr. Newsome graduated from Georgia Southern. He taught high school shop for 5 years and was later employed by Bradley Plywood as a plant manager. He was a long time member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Smyrna, and an active member and past president of the Smyrna-Marietta Coin Club. He is survived by his wife Doris Newsome, daughter Kay Doris Newsome of Smyrna, son Wendell J. Newsome of Smyrna, brother James A. (Rebie) Newsome of Statesboro, grandchildren Ashley, Kailey, and Natalie Newsome and great grandchild Macie Newsome. Those who wish may make contributions in lieu of flowers to the First Baptist Church of Smyrna 1275 Church Street Smyrna GA 30080 or the American Alzheimer’s Association PO Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. The family will receive friends from 4-8 pm Wednesday, February 26 at the Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna.
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