Sara Davis Newsome

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Sara Davis Newsome, 93, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Piedmont Health Care Center. Mrs. Newsome was born January 28, 1922 in Wadley, Alabama. A graduate of Wadley High School she married her husband of 58 years that same year, 1940. Mrs. Newsome is an honoree at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. for her contributions on the home front. During the war she assembled charges for 105 mm howitzers at a munitions plant near Talladega, Alabama. At the end of the war she and her husband moved to Gadsden, Alabama where they owned and operated Newsome's Savette and Laundry Mat for many years. Mrs. Newsome loved to fish, work in her garden, and travel with her husband and daughter, particularly to the western U.S. and to the Florida Keys where Mr. Newsome had been stationed during World War II. Preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. She loved her siblings and missed them, but enjoyed her nieces and nephews and their visits to her home and later to Dugger Mountain Assisted Living where she had enjoyed living the past few months, before her final illness. She was a member of Dailey Street Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Odessa Davis; her husband, Gordon Newsome. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Goss and her husband, Jerry, of Piedmont; a grandson, Andrew Donald Wheeler and his wife, Gina; great-grandson, Davis Andrew Wheeler, all of Miramar Beach, Florida; step-grandchildren, Tammie Goss, of Alexandria and Brian Goss and his wife, Tanya, of Ashville, North Carolina; step great-grandchildren, Austin Goss, Derek Del Buono, Kayla Howard, Mitchell Howard and his wife, Erica; special friend Bill Kinsey. Service will be held at Thompson Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 with visitation Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until time of services. Burial will follow at Piedmont Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons, Doug Martin (nephew) and close friends, Gary Quarles and Scott Maddox. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Piedmont Rescue Squad. Special thanks to the Rescue Squad for all of their help, the staff of Dugger Mountain Assisted Living and Piedmont Health Care Center for their care and Jim and Tammie Thompson. www.thompsonfuneralhomepiedmont.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 24, 2015