Bernard "Sonny" Arnold Newcombe Bernard "Sonny" Arnold Newcombe went to rest in the arms of the Lord on Monday, February 18, 2013, at Trinity Mission Home in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Catherine and Roscoe Newcombe; a brother-in-law, Lemuel Powell; and a daughter, Sadie Spencer. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was an active member of Mount View Baptist Church, where he served as an honorary Deacon. Sonny was a member of the Alberene Masonic Lodge #277 for 60 years, a member of other local Masonic Lodges, and also a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He leaves behind his devoted and loving wife of 38 years, Martha B. Newcombe. He was a loving father to her daughters, Helen Williams and her husband, Charles, of Duluth, Georgia, Dale Wade and her husband, Butch, of Batesville, and Charlotte Spencer of Charlottesville. Sonny also has two sisters, Mildred Powell of Charlottesville and Audrey Thacker and her husband, Bill, of Swansboro, North Carolina; and many loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Trinity Mission Home and Hospice of the Piedmont; and give special thanks to Nurse Deborah for the care she gave Sonny Bunny. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Mount View Baptist Church with the Reverend David Hollingshead officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Alberene Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online register book at www.hillandwood.com
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.