Mr. Walter Floyd Newham, 79, of Hazlehurst, passed away Sept. 30 at his home.
Mr. Newham was born in Hazlehurst and was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Ocie McEachin Newham and daughter, Brenda Shipes.
Mr. Newham was a retired highway superintendent with the State of Georgia and was a member of Light House Baptist Church in Hazlehurst. He was a loving husband and wonderful father and grandfather. Mr. Newham enjoyed traveling with his wife and sharing his garden with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Pearl Dyal Newham; sons Mitchell Newham (Lisa), Greg Newham and Robby Shipes; grandchildren Zac Newham, Brendon Newham, Nicholas McCloon, Lee Mincey, Chan Shipes and Angel Covington; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Max Newham officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Zac Newham, Brandon Smith, Pierce Parlor, Perry Toler, Chad Toler and Benji Poore.
The Newham family and Wainright Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow the social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.
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