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ARCADIA, LA - Thomas Wayne Newlen, born November 8th, 1957 was called to home to be with the Lord on August 13th, 2010. After a courageous four year battle with a lengthy illness, Tom passed away peacefully at his home in Arcadia. Tom was born in Bossier City and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and Alta Loma, California. He graduated from Alta Loma High School. He served in the Navy for four years. Tom was employed at ConAgra Feed Mill for several years. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Tom is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents E.K. Barlow and Marie Babers-Barlow and paternal grandparents Lawrence L. Bennett and Opal Bennett-Saxton.
Tom was one of four children born to Tom and Mary Newlen and was the husband of Jewella Newlen. Tom will forever be remembered by his devoted brother Ken Newlen and wife Karen, and his loving sisters Teresa Wilkes and husband John, Kim Madden and Dave; beloved children Nick Newlen, Wes Newlen, and Blake Newlen; and three grandchildren, Destinee Newlen, Kobie Newlen, and Kaleigh Newlen along with other friends and family whom were blessed to know him. Tom loved watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers, fishing, gardening, making pepper sauce for family and friends, and cooking. He will be missed greatly by family and friends.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 15th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and funeral services will be Monday, August 16th at 10:00am at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. A graveside service will follow at Hurricane Cemetery at 2042 Highway 519 in Arcadia. Pallbearers are Josh Newlen, Jordan Newlen, Tyler Link, Brad Coats, Chad Webb, and Dave Madden.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff from Hospice of Caring Hearts who lovingly cared for Tom and a special thanks to friends, family, and church members for their prayers, monetary donations, and thoughtful acts of kindness.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Aug. 15, 2010
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