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“Lydia and Wade, We are so sorry for your devastating loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and all the rest of the family. We love you....Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Thomas and Robin Newman - Gresham, OR

“I am so very sorry for your loss. I wanted you to know that I have nothing but wonderful memories of Randy. God bless you all. ”
2 of 52 | Posted by: Denise Hall Radford - Tampa, FL

“Dear Family, Joe, Jim, Jane and I send our deepest condolences and love. You are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 52 | Posted by: Johnny Shults - Dandridge, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I have lots of good memories of Randy. He always had a smile for everyone around him and I...Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Martha Coward Messer - NC

“Our deepest sympathy. ”
5 of 52 | Posted by: Don & Martha Cable - Flat Rock, NC

“Dearest Pat, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you His strength, healing and peace. I love you! ”
6 of 52 | Posted by: Frankie Harris - Sylva, NC

“John and Family, I am so so sorry to hear of your loss and tradegy. I will be thinking of you and hoping you get through all this knowing all the...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Trina Royar - Asheville, NC

“So sorry for your loss Randy was a wonderful young man and will be sadly missed With love & prayers, Beth Herron Higdon ”
8 of 52 | Posted by: Beth Herron Higdon - Bryson City, NC

“Pat & John I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God's comforting arms will hold you close. My prayers are with you and the children. ”
9 of 52 | Posted by: Janet Childers - Polkton, NC

“Mrs. Newman, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 52 | Posted by: Shannon Maxwell - Hickory, NC

“Mrs. Newman, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: Shannon Maxwell - Hickory, NC

“Remembering each of you in prayer. May God's love and blessings help you find strength and peace during this time. ”
12 of 52 | Posted by: Gretta Worley - Sylva, NC

“Pat, Remembering you in my prayers. God bless you and your grandchildren. ”
13 of 52 | Posted by: Angie Dills - Sylva, NC

“Pat and John, Thinking about you during this most difficult time. Prayer and condolences. Ralph DeVane ”
14 of 52 | Posted by: Ralph - Sylva, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. ”
15 of 52 | Posted by: Tonya & Casey Hester - Gastonia, NC

“We are praying for your family. Much love. Gerald, Olivia, Todd, Scott, and Ale Ensley ”
16 of 52 | Posted by: Olivia Ensley - Sylva, NC

“May God's peace be with you in your sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
17 of 52 | Posted by: Susan Burchins - Franklin, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
18 of 52 | Posted by: Barbara Mann - Atlanta, GA

“Sending love.....and prayers for comfort and strength. ”
19 of 52 | Posted by: Angie Cabe Baldwin - Sylva, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that you will find the peace that surpasses all understanding, which is promised to us, through...Read More »
20 of 52 | Posted by: Laura Setzer Lembeck - GA

“Dear John, Pat and Becky, I am thinking of you often and pray for your strength during this time of great loss. Beverly Jones Balliot ”
21 of 52 | Posted by: Beverly Jones Balliot - Sylva, NC

“Pat, Michael and I are so sorry to hear of this terrible loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and hope you will call on us...Read More »
22 of 52 | Posted by: Lois Gonzalez - Sylva, NC

“We are praying for you and your family ”
23 of 52 | Posted by: joan and blair - sylva, NC

“John,Pat,Becky,Lydia and Wade, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. With much love, Jim,Rita & Family ”
24 of 52 | Posted by: Jim and Rita Phillips - NC

“Lydia and Wade Newman, We know there are no words that can replace the great loss in your heart. Please seek our Lord, Jesus Christ, to help you...Read More »
25 of 52 | Posted by: The Carver Family - Gastonia, NC

“Ms. Pat, We love you so dearly! Wishing you and your family God's great peace and comfort during this time. Our deepest sympathy--Will, Amanda, &...Read More »
26 of 52 | Posted by: Amanda Murajda - Sylva, NC

“John and the entire Newman family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Treasure the memories of good times. Henry and Kathy...Read More »
27 of 52 | Posted by: Kathy Wong - NC

“Lydia, Wade, Randy's parents and other family members: we grieve with you and extend our deepest sympathies. For the years that Randy, Laura, Lydia...Read More »
28 of 52 | Posted by: Kathy and Randy Pilkington - NC

“Randy was a very sweet, humble person and he will be greatly missed. I always smiled when I saw him wearing his overalls. It's a memory I will alway...Read More »
29 of 52 | Posted by: Mary, Jim & Audrey Rubendall - NC

“Mike and I send our deepest condolences,Rebecca to you and your family. All of the Newmans are in the arms of angels. May your fond memories of...Read More »
30 of 52 | Posted by: Lee Ahern - Mountain Rest, SC

“Wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Randy was a special man whom did many special...Read More »
31 of 52 | Posted by: John Womack - Sanford, NC

“As Chapter Advisor to the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at WCU, I want to send my thoughts of peace and comfort for everyone in Randy and Laura's...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: John Fredrick Schweikart - NC

“Dear Pat, I am so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family and stand ready to help you with anything you need. Lots of love...Read More »
33 of 52 | Posted by: Julie H. Spiro - Sylva, NC

“Pat and John, I love you both. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. ”
34 of 52 | Posted by: Edna Waldrop - Webster, NC

“May you feel the strength, healing power and everlasting love from our dear Lord during this most difficult time. The entire Newman family will be in...Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: Bill and Linda Cowan Jill Cowan Gregg Jan Cowan KIng and Jimmy - NC

“Mike and I send our deepest condolences. We pray that the many good memories you have will bring you peace and may you find comfort in the love and...Read More »
36 of 52 | Posted by: Norma Clayton - Sylva, NC

“With deepest sorrow ”
37 of 52 | Posted by: Thomas Jessup - Highlands, NC

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. ”
38 of 52 | Posted by: Jill Lieberman - Asheville, NC

“To the entire Newman family, may you feel God's strength as he closes this door and opens another one. Just know that you all are in my prayers. ”
39 of 52 | Posted by: Linda Fiskeaux - Sylva, NC

“My sincere sympathy to the family during this difficult time. May you one day be able to look back and see how the hands of God are carrying you...Read More »
40 of 52 | Posted by: Judy Wilkey - Sylva, NC

“May you feel a peace that passeth all understanding as your friends love and pray for you. ”
41 of 52 | Posted by: Chuck and Kathy Wooten - Sylva, NC

“Dear Pat, I love you. My family will be praying for you, Becky, and your grandchildren. May God give you strength and peace in the days ahead. ...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: April Stephens Bryson - Sylva, NC

“Pat and John, I'm so sorry! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Pat! Susan Swan ”
43 of 52 | Posted by: Susan Swan - Asheville, NC

“Please know that my thoughts and prayers are being sent during this difficult time. May you have strength through your faith. ”
44 of 52 | Posted by: Myra Gillespie Grant - Lake Wales, FL

“Pat, I do not know your grandchildren but these words are for them also. I was so sorry to hear about Randy and your daughter in law. May God be...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: Hope Lewis - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Pat, Becky, and John, I am thinking of you all as you say good-by to Randy for awhile and also sharing some good memories of him as a youngster. I...Read More »
46 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Anne Roos - Sylva, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Wishing you all God's peace and comfort with my deepest sympathy during this time. ”
47 of 52 | Posted by: Ann Marie Skinner - Marietta, GA

“John, You and your loved ones are in my family's thoughts and prayers in this time of your grief. Carmen Jessup ”
48 of 52 | Posted by: Carmen Jessup - Franklin, NC

“Many thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort, strengthen and heal you during this difficult time. ”
49 of 52 | Posted by: Tammy Fern Wright Carpenter - NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of loss. Trust in God and let him comfort each of you during this time. May God...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Traci Settlemyre - Sylva, NC

“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Hunter, Shirl & Ben Miller ”
51 of 52 | Posted by: shirlmiller93@yhaoo.com - NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this unfortunate time. ”
52 of 52 | Posted by: Tim & Betsy Gillespie - Sylva, NC


Dateline : Gastonia Randall John Thomas Newman, 45, died October 17, 2010. A native of Tennessee, he was the son of John Oliver Newman, Jr. and Patricia Willis Newman and was husband of the late Laura Williams Newman. Randy was a graduate of Sylva-Webster High School and attended Western Carolina University where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He coached softball and volleyball teams at Grier Middle School and coached the softball team at Ashbrook, where he also was an active Booster Club member. He was an active member of First ARP Church where he served as a deacon. Randy enjoyed nature, hiking and fishing. Survivors include his daughter, Lydia Newman; son, Wade Newman, father, John Oliver Newman, Jr. of Franklin, NC; mother, Patricia W. Newman of Sylva; sister and brother in law, Rebecca & James Howard Queen of Mountain Rest, SC; niece, Cassie Sue Queen; numerous aunts, uncles & cousins. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00PM Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Reverends Eddie Spencer and Mark Tankersley officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to State Employees Credit Union for the benefit of Lydia and Wade Newman, 584 Cox Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. Condolences may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Newman Family.

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