Newman Presnell(1933 - 2013)

Newman Elda Presnell

Travelers Rest

Newman Elda Presnell, 79, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Watauga County, NC he was the son of the late Nathan Talbert and Dollie Hicks Presnell. He was a US Army Veteran; owner of Presnell's Concrete Yard Ornaments and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Evelyn "Chris" Gosnell Presnell; daughter: Becky Coggins of Travelers Rest; sons: David (Biddie) Presnell and Larry (Darlene) Presnell all of Travelers Rest; sisters: Rilda (Johnny) Southerlin and Frances Brassell all of Columbia; brother: Weldon Presnell of Columbia; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents he was predeceased by a brother, J.A. Presnell.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary.

Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow at Mountain View Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.

Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 9, 2013