James Vaughn Newbegin, 90, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice). He was born in Clifford, Michigan to the late Harrrison and Jenny (Thompson) Newbegin but had lived here in Lake City since 1957. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather who devoted his time to his family and enjoyed gardening and being a "gentleman farmer", raising cattle. He was a faithful member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, George Newbegin, his sister, Grace Lanway, and his loving wife of 63 years, Anna Newbegin.
Survivors include his two sons, James T. (Chun Yon) Newbegin of McAlpin, FL and Robert L. Newbegin of Lake City, FL; daughter, Sandra Newbegin of Lake City, FL; brother, Eugene Newbegin of Clifford, MI; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
The family will have a visitation with friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, November 29, 2012.
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com