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Carolyn Elaine Goodman Newton was born September 14, 1941 In Leary, Georgia to the late Trudie Mae Tompkins Goodman and James Choice Goodman. She was one of seven children and grew up in South Georgia on her family farm. As most during that time, she worked on the farm doing a variety of tasks and was particularly fond of the family goat. Growing up during these times, she developed into a very strong-willed woman which was a trait that shaped the rest of her life. She will always be remembered for her one of a kind laugh and strong opinions regarding politics.
Ms. Newton was a woman of faith and attended Milford Baptist Church when she was able. For those that knew her would agree, Carolyn was an extremely talented artist and adored a variety of arts and crafts including, painting, sewing, quilting, basket weaving, jewelry creation, and southern cooking. Her home is filled with a lifetime of her artistic works that will be cherished for many years to come. She enjoyed cooking and was known for her famous cheese straws, yeast rolls, and biscuits. With her love for creating new works, she could be described by those closest as displaying an addiction with Hobby Lobby and other various craft stores. Ms. Newton loved photography, playing games on the computer, networking with other artists on Facebook and growing beautiful Orchids.
Carolyn G. Newton, 76, of Leary, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Kindred Hospice in Columbus, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David and Nathan Goodman; and her faithful feline companion, Arthur.
Survivors include her son, Jody (Julie) Newton of Smith Station, Alabama; grandchildren, Lindsey Newton of Smith Station, Alabama and Mattie Newton of West Point, Virginia; great-grandson on the way, Parker Stephens; siblings, Delores Jennings of Leesburg, Georgia, Linda Cleveland of Colquitt, Georgia, Mary Jordan of Leary, Georgia, and Deborah Doss of Buford, Georgia, and a host of extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held 5:00 pm on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Milford Baptist Church, 1429 Milford Church Road, Leary, Georgia 39862.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Milford Baptist Church Building Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by clicking here.
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The Newton Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055, www.georgiacremation.com. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.