Joseph Calvin Newton, 88, of Sweet Water died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at his home. He was born March 4, 1925 in McKenzie. He was a retired paper mill worker and a member of the Sweet Water Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Turner Newton of Sweet Water; two sons, Dr. Joseph Calvin Newton, Jr. of Auburn and John Boyd Newton of Monroeville; daughter, Carol Ann Newton Blackmon of Greenville; brother, James Aaron Newton of Greenville, S.C. and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Sweet Water Baptist Church with Rev. Micah Gandy officiating. Interment followed at Sweet Water Cemetery with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.
Active pallbearers were Mike Robison, Champ Smith, Jimmy Davis, Richard Beverly, Patrick Robison and Andy Etheridge. Honoarary pallbearers were Buddy Etheridge, Ronald Tucker, Nolan Atkins, Sid Atkins, Bly Tucker, Gene Dozier and Stan Stokley.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.