Michael “Mickey” Lamont Newton 75, of Sylvania, passed Saturday morning, October 17, 2020, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility surrounded by his family.
Mickey was born in Savannah to the late Vance and Pansy Hayman Newton and was reared in Rincon. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served his country in the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Stars, RCN Campaign Ribbon with Vice 60; and Purple Heart with 1 Star. He was honorably discharged and began a career as a correctional officer having retired from the Effingham County Correctional Institute. He was a member of the Hiltonia Methodist Church, the National Rifle Association, and was an avid dog hunter with the Regency Hunting Club in Guyton. He was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Emory Morel Smith and Bobby G. Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Cathryn “Kitty” Smith Newton of Sylvania; children, William (Debra) Newton of Guyton, Henry (Tammy) Newton of Springfield, Sherry Newton of Pembroke, Ressa (Ralph) Carter of Midway, Mary Beth Lee-Newton, Katie Lee, Rene Lee, all of Sylvania, Tonya Lee Fowler of Riceboro; Joseph Lee, Travis Lee, both of Sylvania; a host of grands and great-grands; sisters, Patsy Ruth (Carey) Stuart of Rincon, and Donna Kay (Jim) Grant of Rincon and sister-in-law, Sue (Billy) Weaver of Sylvania.
Services were held Wednesday, October 21, 2020, in the Screven Chapel of Joiner Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Karen Zeigler officiating. Military honors were rendered following the service.
Interment was at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Glennville, GA.
Honorary pallbearers were Frank Owens, Sonny Glisson, Davie Davis, Jim Pope, Richie Dickey, Jackie Ray, Bernard Martin, Bennie Lewis, Morgan McCumber, Ronnie Colson, Johnny Warren, Carey Stuart.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531 Statesboro, GA 30459 or a charity of one's choice.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com
Joiner Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.