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Funeral Service

Saint Mary's Catholic Church
Saturday December 11th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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William Newsom

In loving memory of my deeply beloved husband, William L. Newsom, who died peacefully at Care Partners Solace Hospice Center in Asheville on December 2, 2021, after a brief illness. He was eighty years old.

He was the loving father of two children, the late Kathy Painter and Bo Newsom, both of Orange Beach, Alabama; his grandson, Brady Newsom; and two great grandchildren, Serena and Tesla Newsom of Orange Beach, Alabama. He is also survived by his first wife, Martha Strokis, also of Orange Beach, the loving mother of his children.

He was the loving brother of his sister, Betty Lloyd Vaughn of Winthrop, Washington and his brother, the late Gene Newsom of Sylva, and brother-in-law of Jeanette Newsom of Sylva.

He was the devoted son of his father, Buck Newsom and Elizabeth Feld and his stepfather, Werner Feld.

Throughout his life he worked very hard and fulfilled every responsibility. In the sixties and seventies, he owned a chain of very successful record stores, Newsom's Music Centers and Sight and Sound Distributing Company. He was a pioneer.

He became a tree farmer and managed a medical office. He did a great job.

He then became a private investor and was again highly successful. He never retired. He kept investing until his death. He loved to read.

William, was above all else, the most amazing husband ever, all love, support, care and concern, a true soulmate. He will be deeply missed, but is presence will always be with me. He was truly an extraordinary man.

The funeral will be at St. Mary's Mother of God Catholic Church, 22 Barlett Street in Sylva on December 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Mary's Cemetery Fund.

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Wynette Wiles Dec 8 2021 12:59 PM

So sorry for your loss Georgia. We know he is in God's hands and my prayer for you is that you know and feel the comfort of God's love and compassion, now more than ever.

Dan Sikorra Dec 7 2021 9:54 AM

Georgia, so extremely sorry for your loss. Peace and love be with you as you have many great memories.

Melba C. Elders Dec 7 2021 7:39 AM

Georgia, so sorry to learn of your husband's passing and remember the way you spoke of him so lovingly. May love of family and friends surround and lift you up during this time.

Kathy Petersen Dec 7 2021 6:36 AM

Georgia my heart goes out to you in this very sad time. The obituary was wonderful and really shows the love you had for him! Hang in there and call me if you need anything! Love you!

Ginny Howard Dec 6 2021 11:43 PM

So sorry for your loss. I remember when you two married in the near by area as Randal and I married. When you are loved and love someone no amount of time is ever going to be enough. May GOD hold you close in the days to come.

Rita Moss Dec 6 2021 10:28 PM

Georgia, I just got the news of the passing of your beloved husband. Please know that my love and prayers are coming your way even as I write this. The obituary was a loving tribute to him.

Dee Grantham Dec 6 2021 8:09 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how you guys loved to dance & we'd see you two out having fun. May you find comfort in all the good memories.

Ellen & Steve Heim Dec 5 2021 7:27 AM