MORGANTON-Zelma Lindsay Newton, 95, of Morganton, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Cleveland County on Feb. 9, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Claude Lindsay and Cara Logan Lindsay. Zelma was a member of Southside Baptist Church, where she had the honor of being the oldest member. She retired from Skyland Textiles.
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Left to cherish Zelma's memory are her daughters, Charlene Carpenter and her husband Everett of Morganton, and Melba Floyd and her husband Jim of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandchildren, Mark Carpenter, Bruce Carpenter, Jane Crisp, and Kris Jones; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Crisp, Sarah Crisp, Logan Carpenter, John Carpenter, Hannah Jones, Riley Jones, Amber Jaquins, Jason Cope, and Jordan Gibson; a great-great-granddaughter, Charlotte Jaquins; a sister, Audna Fortenberry of Morganton; a number of nephews and nieces; a special friend and caregiver, Pauline Smith; and a special friend and neighbor, Jack Morrison and family.
In addition to her parents, Zelma was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton "Tip" Newton; a grandson, Christopher Floyd; a great-granddaughter, Haley Lynn Jones; brothers, Cecil Lindsay and Joseph Hazel Lindsay; and a sister, Mavis Hunt.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home
Officiated By: The Rev. Buster King
Burial: Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Casar, following the service
Funeral Home: Sossoman Funeral Home is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Southside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2306, Morganton, N.C. 28680 or to the Burke County Nutritional Program, 501 N. Green Street, Morganton, N.C. 28655
Online Condolences: www.sossomanfuneralservice.com
Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 11, 2012
Sossoman Funeral Home
1011 South Sterling Street Morganton, NC 28655