Athens - Marjorie Manes Fowler Newton, 81, of Athens, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011. She was born March 4, 1930 in Athens to the late Edgar Knox Fowler and Annie Laurie Jones Fowler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mayoh Henderson Newton, Jr.
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She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend. She was a graduate of University High School and the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She went on to be a successful interior designer in Atlanta and was a member of The American Society of Interior Designers. After her career, she retired back to her beloved Athens where she was active in Athens First United Methodist Church, the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, and The Georgia Museum of Art.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mayoh Henderson Newton, a World War II and Korean War Veteran.
She is survived by daughter, Emily Anne Newton, daughter Holly Newton Ivy, and son-in-law John Swanton Ivy, III, grandsons Austin Knox Ivy and Benjamin Coday Ivy.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside Service will be at Prospect United Methodist Church at 1p.m. on Sunday June 19 with the Rev. Blair Tolbert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be made to The University of Georgia Museum of Art.
Bridges Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on June 18, 2011