Gladys Hale Newman, age 84, died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Madison County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Beggs Funeral Home with burial at Midway Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home.
A dedicated mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Gladys Hale Newman was born December 27, 1927 in Madison where she grew up and graduated from Madison County High School.
She retired from a cigar factory in 1985 after 39 years in Clearwater and relocated back to Lee in 1989 where she became a member of the Lee First Baptist Church.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Madison County Genealogical Society.
She is survived by two sons: Claude Newman and wife Beverly of Slocomb, Ala., and Earl Newman and wife Peggy of Madison; daughter-in-law, Hiroko Cherry; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two sisters: Julia Cruce of Madison and Myrtice Albritton of Jacksonville;
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Melton “Doc” Newman; two sons: Keith Newman, and Jimmy Newman, brother: L. V. Hale and sister-in-law Annie Hale.
Please join us for a celebration of her life and her reunion with her Lord.
In lieu of flowers, we encourage contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428. Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.