Obituaries James Monroe Newberry

James Monroe Newberry


James Monroe Newberry

June 22, 1941 – Nov. 30, 2019

DOTHAN, Ala. — James Monroe Newberry, Headland, Ala., died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. He was 78.

He was born June 22, 1941, in Raven, Va., to Sherman Newberry and Alta Cantrell Newberry.

James was a member of Headland First Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. A past member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, for 10 years and a member of Gideons International, James started a prison ministry that continues today. He was awarded several Salesman of the Year awards during his employment at Sysco. He loved everything outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, golf and travelling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bill and a sister, Dorothy.

Besides his wife of 30 years, Connie Gilger Newberry, he is survived by a son, Jim Newberry and wife, Tina; two daughters, Jamie Anderson (Stan Gollobith) and DeAnna Roso: four grandchildren, BreAwna Newberry, Bayli Newberry, Mallory Newberry and Dominic Roso; a granddaughter, Kyah; a brother, Jesse Woodrow Newberry; his faithful companion, “BJ;” and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Dec. 4, at Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Alabama, with Dr. Cecil Sanders and Dr. L. D. Holmes officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

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