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Vera Jean Newby

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July 10, 2020

  • Vera Jean Newby

MACON: Vera Jean Newby, 85, of Macon, passed away Friday, July 10. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 12, at 2:00 p.m., at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. The Reverend Tim Peavy officiated. Interment followed at Cedar Ridge Cemetery. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Newby was born to the late Lawrence and Susie Enid Smallwood Defore. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church where she served as the secretary. Mrs. Newby loved to fish, sunbathe and she loved to run the concession stand at Houston Auto Auction.

Mrs. Newby is survived by her husband, Wallace Newby Sr.; daughter, Vickie Deason of Gray; son Wallace (Tracy) Newby Jr. of Macon; grandchildren, Craig (Brooke) Deason, Megan (Tanner) Bernard, Caleb Newby, and Kinsley Newby; great-grandchildren, Annslee Deason, Lexee Deason, and Addy Deason; and sisters, Glenda (Junior) Brown of Fort Valley and Alene Davidson of Macon.

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Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032, had charge of the arrangements.