Faith Edith (Wakeman) Newman, 81, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George Millared and Inga Eleda (Kulland) Wakeman, was born September 22, 1929, in Minot, North Dakota. She died July 23, 2011, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem.
She was united in marriage to Carrol Newman February 14, 1949, in Union Creek Church in Union County, S.D. She worked alongside her husband on the family farm. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Elizabeth Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Carrol Newman; five sons, Steve Newman of Normal, Illinois, Warren Newman and wife Cherryle, Mike Newman and wife Dana, Slayton Newman and wife Nancy, James Newman and wife Rita, all of Byron, Arkansas; twenty-two grandchildren, Jennifer Newman, Sabrina Floyd (Cecil), Kasey Newman (Courtney), Madeline Newman, Katherine (Katie) Newman, Annie Grace Newman, Emmalie Newman, John Newman, Tessa Newman, Sophie Newman, Ella Newman, Samuel Newman, Jason Downs (Holly), Cody Scrivener (Marie), Crystal Galvin, Tiger Hurtt, Dustin Newman (Trish), David Newman (Delaney), Faith Ellrich (Justin), Brandon Newman (Sarah) and Tracy Newman; 12 great- grandchildren; one brother, George Wakeman and wife Jeanette of Ireton, Iowa; one sister, Darlene Wakeman of Sun City, Arizona; one sister-in-law, Ethel Wakeman; several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary and Margaret, who died in infancy, a grandchild Mathew, her father Millared Wakeman and mothers Inga Eleda (Kulland) Wakeman and Dorothy (Henaman) Wakeman and her brother Dwight Wakeman.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Elizabeth Baptist Church with burial in Byron Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem. Pallbearers were Tracy Newman, Brandon Newman, Kasey Newman, Cody Scrivener, Tom Newman and Jennifer Newman. Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Newman, David Newman, Justin Ellrich, Eugene Newman, Lonnie Neal, Wayne Neal, Daniel Neal, Cecil Floyd, Fred Newman, Bob Newman, Billy Newman, Ryan Yarnell, Kent Cornelius, Furman Gregg, Jim Bozeman and Terry Sommerfield.
Memorials preferred to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.