Raeford Henry "Ray" Newman (1944 - 2018)

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  • "Rest in Peace Ray. The Bible says," to be absent from the..."
    - Hope Tolbert
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RAEFORD "RAY" HENRY NEWMAN Raeford "Ray" Henry Newman, 74, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. He was born in Vance County, NC, on March 9, 1944, son of the late Clemons Newman and Christine Roberts, and was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Lou Smith Newman in 2012. He was employed as a chemical operator with Potash Pharmaceuticals and retired from Roche Pharmaceuticals. Ray loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Mr. Newman is survived by daughters, Christie Newman of Wilmington, and Ashley Trueblood, sisters, Brenda Brewer and Hope Tolbert, and a brother, Jim Long; grandchildren, Brittany, Skyyler, Timothy Jr., Briana, Tiffany; and great-grandchildren, Sanai, Breon, and Kai, and a niece, Candice and husband Jose and their children, Isabella and Japheth. His family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Andrews Mortuary Market Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday, August 13, 2018 at Winter Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Burgess officiating. Interment will follow in Oleander Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Condolences to the family: www.andrewsmortuary.com
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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Aug. 10, 2018
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