THOMSON, Ga. - Alex Newton, middle child of Joseph Betts (Joe) and Beth Candler Newton, joined his heavenly father on October 31, 2016. Alex, 30, was born on July 21, 1986. He grew up in Thomson, Georgia, where he was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Thomson. As a youth, Alex enjoyed acting, modeling, and was part of a State Championship Team in both gymnastics and tennis. He acted in several plays with the Augusta Players and spent one summer in New York City with his mother developing his love of theatre. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church youth group and a proud member of Boy Scout Troop 125 and was the recipient of an Eagle Scout Award. Alex was a graduate of Augusta Christian School and attended Brevard College and Augusta Technical College. As an avid outdoorsman, Alex was truly passionate about fly fishing, hunting, mountain biking, kayaking, and camping on the family farm. He also enjoyed cooking and woodworking. He was employed by Newton Construction Group in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to his parents, Alex is survived by his brother, Trey Newton of Atlanta, sister, Taylor Newton of Thomson, paternal grandmother Sara Newton, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friend, Sarah Read. Visitation will be held on Friday evening, November 4th at the Newton residence, 603 Beechwood Drive, Thomson, GA, from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service celebrating Alex's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 5th, at First United Methodist Church, Thomson, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, those who choose to do so may honor Alex's memory through a contribution to either of the following organizations: Boy Scout Troop 125 payable to: FUMC - Thomson, GA, P.O. Box 8, Thomson, GA 30824 and be designated as a memorial to Alex Newton Troop 125 or LifeLink, 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Bldg. 200, Ste 230, Augusta, GA 30909. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.
Beggs Funeral Home
799 Cobbham Road NE
Thomson, GA 30824
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 3, 2016