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“Marcia and I want to express our condolences to Bud's family. He was in our wedding party 35 years ago. He will be missed by all his friends and...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Danny Dobbins - Mabelvale, AR

“So sorry for your loss. I knew Bud from Searcy Athletic Club. His smiling face will be missed ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Wheetley Kuter - Searcy, AR

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. Bud was a really good person and will be missed by many. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Deon Marion - Searcy, AR - Friend

“Bud ment so much to us as new members of the church. He welcomed us and made us feel welcome. A shinning example of the Christian Spirit. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Scott - Pangburn, AR

“A long time has passed, but I'll always remember Bud from High School as a good friend. Sorry for your loss! ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: David Taylor - Searcy, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. Bud and I had been friends since we were very young. We ran at the Harding Track many times as adults until I moved to...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: David Walker - Little Rock, AR

“We will truly miss Bud. He has been part of our extended family for years. We were privileged to spend holidays and birthdays with him at Sandra's...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Keith & Jan Simmons - Conway, AR

“Bud was a life-long friend, and when you had a friend like Bud, you knew what a friend could be. I treasure the hours we spent talking and...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Davis - Sherwood, AR - Friend

“BUD WAS A FRIEND , NICE, INTELLIGENT AND I WILL MISS HIM ............REST IN PEACE BUD..... ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: ANDY BIRMINGHAM - Friend

“Bud was my cousin. His mother & my mother were sisters. He was a care giver for his mother & I was walking the same journey with my mom. He was a...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: gail nier - the villages, FL

“I knew Bud for most of our lives and I never heard him have a harsh word toward anyone. There are not many of us for which that can be said. He...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Danny Wilson - Charleston, AR

“We worked with Bud at Pioneer Village. We are really going to miss him. So sorry for loss. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: GuyAnne Ransom, Randy Feagin, and Vince Henderson. - AR

“What a shocking loss. Bud was such a dear friend to me during our senior year at SHS (my only year there) and the following year at SCA (now UCA). ...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Ed Eason - CONWAY, AR - Friend

“RIP Bud. Prayers for the family during this sad journey ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Wright - Bryant, AR

“Bud was a lifelong friend with our birthdays only a couple of weeks apart. He was a virtual encyclopedia of sports information. We along with two...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Roger L Dobbins - Searcy, AR


William Lynn "Bud" Newton, 65, of Searcy received his heavenly reward Friday, March 25, 2016. He was born in Searcy, May 6, 1950 the son of Hassell and Maxine Showalter Newton. Bud was an avid competitive sportsman and taught exercise classes at Searcy Athletic Club. He supported his church serving as secretary to the vestry and and was a Lay Reader. Bud earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University Oklahoma. His Juris Doctor from University of Arkansas, Little Rock and his Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas. Surviving is his loving companion, Darline Webb, Searcy, a brother; Robert Newton, Hot Springs; sisters, Sandra Holmes, her husband Bill, Conway, and Connie Feagin, Conway. Step son, Richard Grinalds, Fort Worth, Step daughter, Bess Arrington, Memphis. Step grandchildren, Brendan Grinalds, Adam, Richard, Caroline and Emily Arrington. Nephews, Chris Feagin, Greenbrier, Ryan Feagin, Benton, Justin Holmes, Vilonia and Jeremy Holmes, Greenbrier. 11 great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral 2:00 pm Wednesday at Trinity Parish Church Episcopal in Searcy. Burial will follow in White County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. Memorials may be made to Trinity Parish Church Episcopal, 200 N. Elm, Searcy, Ar. 72143.

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