Mattie Pearl Newsome, age 81, passed from this life Monday, Aug. 20, 2013 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. She was born Cottonwood, Ala., on May 15, 1932 to John Tom and Mattie (Blackmon) Moody. Mrs. Mattie worked as a store clerk. She was a life time resident of Washington County and a member of Blue Lake Baptist Church.
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Mrs. Newsome was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Earl Moody.
She is survived by her daughter, Tinette Lynn Carliss and husband Kent of Weaverville, N.C.; two brothers, William Moody of Alford and Danny Moody of Lake Butler; two sisters, Anna Lou Veness of Lynn Haven and Donnie Merle Baker of California; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Hall officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Interment followed in the Barfield Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home in charge of Arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Aug. 28, 2013