Bertha Bonnie Newsom

Bertha Newsom, 94, of Greenville, widow of Phayon Edward Newsom passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018. Mr. and Mrs. Newsom shared 68 years of marriage prior to his death in 2013. Born in Grundy, VA, Mrs. Newsom was the daughter of the late Harve McClanahan and the late Nanny Stiltner McClanahan. She moved to Melbourne, FL in the early 1960s before moving to Simpsonville in 2012. Mrs. Newsom was a faithful follower of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

Mrs. Newsom is survived by a son, Kenny Newsom and his wife, Jeannie, of Simpsonville; a daughter, Jane Hall and her husband, Jeff, of Jefferson, GA; four grandchildren, Michael Newsom, Christie Truett and her husband, Cary, Ashley Hall, and Sean Hall; three great grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, and Carter Truett; and one sister, Mossie Lee Smith.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Agape Hospice, 529 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC 29605.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in the Chapel at Cannon Funeral Home beginning at 2:00 PM. Private burial will be at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson.

Condolences to the family of Bertha Bonnie Newsom

  • Joy maxey
    4 years ago

    Jane,so sorry for you loss! Praying for you and your family!

    God Bless,

    Joy Maxey

  • James B Newsom
    4 years ago

    Jane & Kenny,
    Joan and I want to express our condolences to you both. We have great memories of your dad and mom. Blessings. Jim and Joan Newsom

  • Wilton L. Fowler
    4 years ago

    Kenny and Jane it was such an honor for you to allow me to be a part of your Mothers Homegoing. You all are such a sweet family and a mothers love was shown in each of you. It was a great blessing for me to be able to research the history of the Old Regular Baptist religion as compared to some of today. Your Mother had to be a very special person and again thank you for allowing me to be a part of that service. I’m sure she is resting in the arms of her Savior and we will see her again very soon.

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