William Irvin Newsome, age 81, passed from this life Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. He was born in Vernon, on June 22, 1931 to Samuel and Marandi (Rogers) Newsome. Mr. Newsome worked as a carpenter for Allied Development. He has lived her his entire life in Washington County and was a member of the Blue Lake Baptist Church.
Mr. Newsome is survived by his wife, Mattie Pearl Newsome of Chipley; daughter Tinette Lynn Carliss of Ashville, N.C.; three brothers, Edward Newsome of Los Angeles, Calif., Aaron Newsome of Jacksonville, Wayne Newsome of Dade City, and Roy Newsome of Greenhead; two sisters, Nadine Morris of Avon Park, and Shirley of Blountstown; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.D. Maag officiating. Interment followed in the Barfield Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.