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E. R. Newsom

d. September 29, 2014

E. R. "Sonny" Newsom of Puxico, son of Lucille Sittner Newsom and the late Elam Remel Newsom, Sr., was born on October 12, 1940, in Gideon, Missouri and passed away at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico, Missouri on September 29, 2014, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 17 days. Mr. Newsom had lived in Puxico most of his life. He graduated from High School in 1958. He had owned and operated Newsom Lime and Fertilizer Co., a trucking company at Matthews, was an over the road truck driver and a farmer. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Puxico, a former member and treasurer of the township board, had served on the Puxico School Board and had been a member of the City of Puxico Board. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. On March 16, 1963, he married Marilyn Smith in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Newsom of Puxico, Missouri; one son and wife, Jamie & Debbie Newsom of Puxico; one daughter and husband, Becky & Jerry South of Dexter, seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his mother, Lucille Newsom of Dexter; four sisters, Marion Newsom and Elvena (Ronnie) Martin all of Dexter, Carolyn Williams of Fenton and Judy (Joe) Farthing of Bridgeton. Other family and friends also survive. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, after 6:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Jeff Long of Cape Girardeau and Rev. Dennis Doublin of Puxico, Missouri officiating. Interment will follow at the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Church Food Pantry, c/o Alice Patrick, P O Box 68, Puxico MO 63960.
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