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RAEFORD MACON NEWMAN
CLARKSVILLE, VA - Raeford Macon Newman, 90, husband of Rebecca Kelsey Newman, passed away Friday, August 28, 2009 at his home.

A native of Vance County, NC, Raeford was the son of William James and Delia Ann Daniels Newman.  A World War II Army veteran, Rae was a graduate of Aycock High School.  He worked in Civil Service his entire career, the majority of it as an admeasurer for the Department of Transportation in the Hampton Roads, VA. area.  Upon retirement, Rae and Becky moved to Clarksville in 1983, where he joined Clarksville Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday School Teacher and a Deacon.  He was a member of Lion’s Club, having recently been honored with lifetime membership.  He was active in the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and was an avid gardener.

In addition to his wife, Becky, of 43 years, Rae is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie N. Wheeler of Youngsville, NC; Cynthia L. and Ken Gurley of Hernando, MS; Pamela N. and George Michaels of Virginia Beach; and son, James M. Adams of Savannah, GA.  He is also survived by grandson, Greg Wheeler of Louisburg, NC; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kristen and Barry Carpenter of Youngsville, NC; granddaughters, Glenda Gurley, Lisa Gurley, and Amanda Gurley of Hernando, MS; and great-grandson, Brayden Carpenter of Franklinton, NC. Other survivors include twin brother Raymond F. Newman of Bobbitt, NC and sister, Nannie Mae Edmonds, of Norlina, NC, as well as many nieces and nephews.

  The family received friends 6-8 P.M. Monday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home. Funeral services were 11 AM Tuesday, September 1, at Clarksville Baptist Church with the Reverend Greg Randall officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakhurst Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com <http://www.wclfh.com/>. 

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