Blondine Vernice Locklair Newman, 98, died April 12, 2002, in the home of her granddaughter, Trinda Day Martin, in Spring, Texas.
Born Jan. 8, 1904, in Charleston, S.C., she was the daughter of Benjamin G. Locklair and Ellen Dosher Pendarvis Locklair. She grew up in Charleston and was married there Feb. 4, 1922, to William Orville Newman. She was a homemaker. She was active in Eastern Star, card clubs, Salvation Army Home League, Older Americans Volunteers and was an honorary supporter of the neighborhood bingo parlors. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, William "Bill" O. Newman Jr. and his wife, Mae, of Queen Creek, Ariz., Vivian L. Gough of Tyler, Texas, Robert "Bob" C. Newman and his wife, Verna Mae, of Cherokee Village, and Patricia "Pat" A. Day and her husband, Ron, of Ocala, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William O. Newman and Ernest Barnett; her parents; a brother, Adam D. Locklair; a sister, Eva Sanford; her sons-in-law, Willie Gough and Bruce Rice; and her dear friend, Lou Drieling.
A memorial services will be May 25 at Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy. Burial will be May 31 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Masonic Section in Taylor Mill, Ky.
Memorials may be made to Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy.