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Betty M Newman / August 13, 2019

Betty M Newman, age 84 of Baskerville, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. 

Mrs. Newman will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all that knew her. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart O. Newman and is survived by four children, Deborah J. Steele of Hampton, Sharon E. Newman (Karen Roy) of California, Roderick “Rod” C. Newman (Dolores) of Woodford, and Dale A. Newman (Sally Lou) of Boydton.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a sister Kaye M. Bartoo of Richmond.

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with visitation to follow. 

The family requests memorial considerations may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern VA Chapter, 6359 Center Dr., Ste 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Online condolences may be shared at 

Farrar Funeral Home is serving the Newman family.

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