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Virginia Hamil Newell   

Funeral services for Virginia Hamil Newell, of Brookhaven, are Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Brookhaven Funeral Home (894 Natchez Drive) at 11 a.m. with burial at Red Star Ward Cemetery in Brookhaven. Bro. Landon Smith will officiate the services.

Visitation will be today, Oct. 12, 2017, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and continuing Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Newell, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at St. Dominic’s Medical Center in Jackson with her loving family by her side. She was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Carthage, to Hal Ross Hamil and Annie May Freeny Hamil. She was a great cook and enjoyed doing for others. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She encouraged her family to pray and go to church because she was a dedicated follower of Christ Jesus. She also cared for others, making sure they had a way to and from church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther Mayberry (Tump) Newell; parents; grandson, Nicholas Ross Newell; sister, Donna Brantley; and brother, James Hamil.

Survivors are her son, Prentiss Newell and wife Jeanene; daughter, Vickie Case; grandchildren, Corey Case and wife Tangela, Jessica Smith and husband Landon, Carl Case, and Chris Case; great-grandchildren, Lainey Clare Smith, Jackson Landon Smith, Lyla Cate Smith, Lynlee Caris Smith, Alicia Nichols, Hannah Nichols, Lexi Nichols, and Dylan Case; great-great-grandchild, Abby Forbes; and a host of family and friends.

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Virginia Hamill Newell