Services for Ms. Cathy Newkirk, 60, of Hazlehurst, who died Oct. 29 at Hazlehurst Court Care and Rehabilitation, were held Nov. 3 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Baxley. Minister Tony Reynolds officiated and Minister Betrice Allen presided. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ms. Newkirk was the daughter of Tommy G. Newkirk Sr. and Nellie Mae Conaway, born April 20, 1958, in Hazlehurst. She attended school in Appling County and Savannah State University. She was an active member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where she served as Youth Director. She was preceded in death by her father, brothers Alvin L. Conaway, Tommy Newkirk Jr., nephews Antonio Conaway, Torielle Conaway; and great-nephew Xavier Conaway.
Survivors include her children Kenric Newkirk Sr. (Erica) of Baxley, Alicia Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ronald Johnson Jr. of Baxley; mother, Nellie Mae Conaway (Yarp Sr.) of Baxley; sisters Janice Phillips and Teresa Byrd (Kenny) both of Baxley; brothers Yarp Conaway Jr. (Carrie), Mitchell Conaway (Felicia), Marvin Conaway and Romanski Conaway (Teshia), all of Baxley; special grandchildren she raised Destiny Gillis, Keshawn Johnson and Ke’Von Johnson; grandchildren Trey Newkirk, Steven Newkirk, Derrix Henry, LaKendra King, Tykira Russell, Chyna McCrae, Taliyah Russell, Kenric Newkirk Jr. and Kenyotta Newkirk; great-grandchildren Auhbrey Newkirk, Brayden Newkirk, Trey Newkirk Jr. and Khiren Henry; special friend Ronald Kenneth Johnson Sr; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers were Trey Newkirk, Derrix Henry, Steven Newkirk, Kenric Newkirk Jr., Keshawn Johnson, Kenneth Byrd and Ke’Von Johnson.
Music was provided by Yarp Conaway III, Keith Hill Jr. and the Elizabeth Baptist Church Choir.
Floral attendants were cousins and friends.
King Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Hazlehurst was in charge.