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Johnny Ray Newton, Taylor Co., KY (1963-2012)

He was a member of a large, respected Taylor County, KY family. He leaves 11 direct living descendants. He was a former sanitation truck driver.

Johnny Ray Newton, 48, died at 1amET, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services are at 11amET/10amCT, Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Parrott& Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Minister Larry "Fella" Wilson. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. 68, , Campbellsville, KY.

Pallbearers: James Bailey, Billy Benningfield, Darrell Gribbins, Allen Newton, Gerald Newton, Timmy Newton, and Zandell Newton.

Johnny Ray Newton, Taylor Co., KY (1963-2012)

Johnny Ray Newton was the son of Melvin "Shorty" Newton and the late Ernestine Keltner Malone. He was born in Taylor County, KY, December 4, 1963. He died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 48 years, 3 months, and 23 days.

He was a former sanitation truck driver.

He united in marriage to Debra Ledford October 20, 1984.

Besides his wife, Debra Sue Newton, he is survived by the following:
  • One son and three daughters: Wendell Reynolds and wife, Bobbie Jo of Green County, KY; Megan Priddy and husband, Donald; Michelle Davis Newton, and Morgan Newton all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Seven grandchildren: Michael Priddy, Cody Reynolds, Samantha Ford, Mercy Reynolds, Amy Reynolds, Devin Reynolds, and Arianna Davis Newton

  • Parents: Melvin "Shorty" and Delores Burchett Newton of Campbellsville, KY

  • Step-father: David Malone of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five sisters and four brothers: Sissy Leake, Tammy Jo Newton and husband, Eric, Kimberly Clark and husband, Steven, Janet Altman and husband, Greg, Debbie Viers and husband, Gary, Roger Malone and wife, Shelia and Jimmy Malone, all of Campbellsville, KY; and Dwayne Melson and Tommy Melson and wife, April of Columbia;, KY

  • Many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter , Selena Newton.The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to funeral expenses and may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, in charge of arrangements.

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