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Horace W. Newman, Sr.

May 5, 2014

Horace W. Newman, Sr. of Valley Park, MS died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at River Region Medical Center.  He was 82.  He served in the United States Army. He was a member of Valley Park Baptist Church.   Mr. Newman worked in sales for 18 years with Jackson  Cigar and Tobacco Co. He retired from farming in Issaquena County in 1992. Mr. Newman was involved in numerous organizations and held many offices during his tenure including President of Issaquena County Farm Bureau for 26 years, past president of Sharkey-Issaquena MSU Alumni Association, on the national board of directors of the MSU alumni association, Chairman of Farm Services Committee-Sharkey and Issaquena County, and  commissioner of soil conservation services. He received the 1985 MSU Red Ruffin award, the 1987 MSU distinguised service award, and was on the Board of Directors of MS Farm Bureau for four years. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. C. Newman Sr., and Minnie Bell Prine Newman, two sons, Floyd Newman, Benton Newman, brothers, Carl Newman, Buddie Newman, Floyd Newman,and  Jimmy Newman, sisters, Louise Bunch, Rachel Fournier, and  Kathleen Lavecchia. Survivors include his wife, Florence Newman, a daughter, Patricia Hughes (Tommy) of Columbus, Ms; a son, Horace "Butch" Newman, Jr., (Sue) of Newton, Ms; grandchildren, Dru Holdiness (Mark) of Vicksburg, Ryan Newman (Laura) of Vicksburg, Cole Shimfessel of Newton; Huck Horace Newman of Newton; Amber Hughes Bazzell (Shane) of Columbus, Ms; Kala Hughes Leathers (Preston) of Starkville; Price Hughes of Columbus; Dylan Hughes of Columbus; and great grandchildren; Hunt Holdiness, Hank Holdiness, Hagen Bazzell, Corbin Bazzell, Presley Leathers, Audrey Grace Newman, Elizabeth Ryan Newman.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Purser officiating.  Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 5 until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Robert Morgan, James Taylor, Ike Sylvester, Ricky Prestianni, Billy Aden, Bert Clark, Joe Gex, Frank Newman, Jimmy Newman, John Correro, James G. Newman.  Honorary pallbearers will be James McPhail, Joe Addy, Ray Burroughs, Strat Karatassos, Norman Browning, James R. Carter, Larry Hood, Vernon Keyes, Rob Morgan, Josh Morgan, Brett Morgan, C. J. Clark, Phil Silva, Ron Polk, Hank Moseley, John Brady, Dr. Briggs Hopson, Dr. Joe Ross, Dr. Yoshinobu Namihira, Phares Griffin, Dr. Linda Rockhold, Dr. Daniel Edney, Robert (Sonny) Mathes, Dr. Mark Keenum, Gwin Taylor.  Memorial pallbearers are Milton Robichaux, Fred Wells, Leonard Miller.  

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