Shirley Ann Carpenter Newport

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Shirley Ann Carpenter Newport, age 68, of Flowery Branch, formerly of the Solway Community of Knox County, Tenn., passed away Feb. 9, 2013, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She cared deeply for her children and always wanted the best for them. She was of the Baptist faith, having professed her salvation and becoming a member of Solway Baptist Church as a young child.
Ms. Newport was a tireless and devoted employee at several businesses throughout her life, and retired from Walmart in Buford after 10 years of service. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and special building projects around her home.
She was raised around her father's auto parts business and took great pride in her knowledge of automobiles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Emma Carpenter; and brother, Paul Carpenter, all of Solway Community, Knox County, Tenn.
Ms. Newport is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Brad Brown of Buford; son, Scott Newport of McMinnville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Adrianne (Brown) and Andrew Cantrell of Duluth, Amy Brown and Ben Brown of Buford, Emma Smith of McMinnville, Tenn.; special loved one, Katelyn Hanson of Buford; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Joan Carpenter, David and Vickie Carpenter, all of Solway; sister, Rachel Carpenter of Clarksville; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Farrell Presley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to all of Ms. Newport's caregivers at the Budd Terrace Rehabilitation facility in Atlanta and to the staff of Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth.
In lieu of flowers, Ms. Newport requested that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
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Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Forsyth County News from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2013