Born 1-21-1939 -- Died 8-2005
Margaret Ethel Newsom, 66, of Mammoth Spring, was born Jan. 21, 1939, the daughter of Willie Lee Williams and Beala Elva Taylor Williams.
She was one of nine girls. Margaret along with her sisters, was raised by a mother who lived for her family and church, the First Baptist Church of Mammoth Spring.
On Dec. 13, 1956, Gerald Wayne "Grit" Newsom and Margaret Williams were married at her mother's home in Mammoth Spring with W.A. Moody officiating. Family and friends attended.
To this union three sons were born. Bruce Lyle Newsom, Timmy Newsom and Stanley Kyle Newsom.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted son, Bruce of Stafford, Mo.; one granddaughter, Misty Dawn Newsom of Ridgecrest, Calif, her companion William F. Vaughn Jr., of Mammoth Spring; three sisters -- Maxine Hoover of Granite City, Ill., Sharon Carter of Kansas City, Mo., Joe Flesher of Russellville, Ark., and other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; two sons -- Stanley and Timothy Newsom; and five sisters, Jeanette Williams, Imojean Williams, Geraldine Hogan, Anna Lou Ellison and Betty Lykins.
Memorial services for Margaret Ethel Newsom, 66, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., were held Aug. 8 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with Bro. Gerald Bounds officiating.
Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.