Ruth Elizabeth Hurt Newman

Published 7:58 am Sunday, January 21, 2018

Ruth Elizabeth Hurt Newman of Jonesville died on Jan. 17, 2018.

Mrs. Newman was born March 16, 1927 in Yadkin County to the late Ernest Kit Sr. and Rosa Cockerham Hurt. She was a graduate of Boonville High School. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and in her earlier years served as secretary and treasurer for 26 years. Mrs. Newman’s first job was with JC Penny in Elkin then she retired from Unifi of Yadkinville. She loved the Lord and enjoyed spoiling and caring for her family. She loved playing bingo with friends and traveling. She married the love of her life, Bobby Gray Newman who she was married to for 53 years who preceded her in death on April 2, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 infant daughters, Barbara Elaine and Judy Ann; 2 brothers, E.K. Hurt Jr., Ralph Hurt.

Surviving: 2 daughters, Frieda (Ayres) Belcher, Shirley (George) Branyon; grandchildren, Stephanie Bryant (Johnny) Buelin, Joshua Marion; great-grandchildren, Maranda (Caston) Allen, Amber Buelin (Fleet Adams), Ciara Buelin, Kaileigh Buelin; great-great-grandchild, Crimsyn Allen; sister, Ruby Hurt Campbell; brother, Roy Hurt.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. Her funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church by the Revs. Bill Hale and Wayne Swisher. She will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Boonville Cemetery.

Memorials: SECU Hospice of Yadkin, 243 N. Lee Ave., Yadkinville, 27055.