Phayon Edward Newsome

Phayon Edward Newsome, age 92, husband of Bertha McClanahan Newsome, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Born in Pike County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Breckenridge and Florence Damron Newsome. He was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Medal of Valor for his service. Mr. Newsome retired from Patrick Air Force Base.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, Mr. Newsome is survived by a daughter, Jane Hall and husband Jeff; a son, Kenny Newsome and wife Jeannie; four grandchildren, Michael Newsome, Christie Truett and husband Cary, Ashley Hall, and Sean Hall; two great grandchildren, McKenzie Truett and Madison Truett; three brothers, Bob Newsome, Brack Newsome, Jr., and Don Newsome; and a sister, Mary Newsome. He was predeceased by eleven brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson with Military Honors. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Cannon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight, Inc., Attn. Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Avenue, Springfield, OH 45505 or McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

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