Lorena B. Newman

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Services for Lorena B. Newman, of Liberty, are 1 p.m. Monday,Sept. 3, at Liberty Baptist Church with burial in HollywoodCemetery. The Rev. James Sadler will officiate. Jones FamilyFuneral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.

Mrs. Newman, 97, died Aug. 31, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn in Bogue Chitto on Nov. 22, 1909, to Marshall Brister and DonaMontgomery Brister.

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She was a retired secretary for Liberty Baptist Church with over10 years of service. She was a faithful and active member ofLiberty for over 60 years, where she was a member of the choir andwas very active in the W.M.U.

She was a graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Junior College where shewas a member of the basketball team. She was a member of theEastside Homemakers Club for over 60 years and was well known forher quilting, handwork and crafting.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Will DavisNewman; her brothers, Malcolm Brister, Lowrey Brister, andMontgomery Brister; her sisters, Mabel McCormick, Elizabeth Maxwelland an infant sister, Elsie Brister.

Survivors are her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and RogerCarr, of Natchez, Martha and Joe Whittington, of Amite County,Linda and Tom Hill, of Atlanta, Ga., and Paula and Clay Caston, ofLiberty; 10 grandchildren; 17 grandchildren; three sisters-in-law,Irva Brister, of Crystal Springs, Beryl Newman, of Covington, La.,and Janie Newman DeWitt, of Port Gibson; a devoted and specialcaregiver, Deloise Graham, of Walthall County; and numerous niecesand nephews.