Isaac Newton Wilson Sr.

Published 8:31 pm Friday, June 3, 2011

Isaac Newton Wilson Sr., 94, of Monticello, died Thursday, June2, 2011, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Collins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4,2011, at Bay Street Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg. There willbe a visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.Burial will be in Roseland Park Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home inMonticello is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at thefuneral home.

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Newton was born in Wanilla on March 15, 1917. He met his wife,Sarah Arden Hayles, while they were students at MississippiSouthern College and they were married in 1940. They had fivechildren: Mary Arden, Newton Jr., Charles, Norma, and Robert.

He served his country during World War II. During his service, hewas an instructor at Camp Shelby and later worked in communicationsin the South Pacific. His father was a medical officer in World WarI and all four of his brothers also served in the military.

After his military service, Newton began working at Hercules PowderCompany in Hattiesburg where he remained for 28 years. During thistime, he earned his M.Ed. and Ed.Spec. degrees from the Universityof Southern Mississippi. After retiring from Hercules, here-entered the educational field, serving as principal at TopekaTilton High School in Jayess and then at Central Elementary inHattiesburg. He served as assistant superintendent of education inForrest County just prior to his retirement. He loved the outdoors,especially forestry and farming.

Newton was a devoted Christian and a longtime member of Bay StreetPresbyterian Church in Hattiesburg where he served as an elder formany years and became an elder emeritus. After his marriage toWadie, he attended Carmel Baptist Church in Monticello.

Thank you for the care he received at the Lawrence County NursingCenter in Monticello and the Veterans Home in Collins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John and FrankieWilson; his wife of 56 years, Sarah Arden Hayles Wilson; hisdaughter, Mary Arden Wilson Bishop; his brothers, Dr. George Wilsonand Charles Wilson; and his sisters, Elizabeth Kendall and MaryFrances Foshee.

Survivors include his wife, Wadie Wilson, of Monticello; his sons,Newton (Becky) Wilson Jr., Charles (Terri) Wilson and Robert(Cindy) Wilson, all of Hattiesburg; his daughter, Norma (Loney)Hallberg, of Hattiesburg; his son-in-law, Henry Bishop Jr., ofHattiesburg; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; hisbrothers, John Wilson, of Picayune, and Tom Wilson, of OceanSprings; and his sister, Margaret Walsh, of New Mexico. He is alsosurvived by many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Pallbearers will be George Bishop, Taylor Wilson, Ike Wilson,Andrew Bakarich, Jeff Reid and Mark Folks.