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Obituary: James Willard Newton, 81, formerly of Taylor Co., KY

He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from Fruit of the Loom

James Willard Newton, age 81, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Campbellsville, KY, died Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Louisville after an illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11amET/10amCT, Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 E. Main ST, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in Miller Cemetery. Rev. Mac Pendleton will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-8pmET/4-7pmCT, at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home.

James Willard Newton, Taylor Co., KY (1929-2010)

He was the son of the late George McKinley and Elva Anna Newton, who preceded him in death. He was born Monday, July 1, 1929 and died Saturday, September 11, 2010, in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at the age of 81 years, 2 months, and 10 days. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Ruby Mayon Newton on August 1, 1997: two sons. James Steven Newton in December , 1973: William Grant Newton, 1960: and one sister Aileen Newton.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and retired employee of Fruit of the Loom.
He is survived by the following:
  • Four sons and daughters- in law: Van Allen and Margaret Newton, Jerry Lyn Newton, Willando & Sonja Newton all of Louisville, KY; and Ricardo Lee and Tanja Newton of Germany

  • One daughter-in-law: Joyce Newton of Radcliff, KY

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Five great grandchildren
Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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