Charlotte Rae Newman
Charlotte Rae Newman
  • November 3, 1942 - September 6, 2017
  • Nacogdoches, Texas

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Mrs. Charlotte Rae (Martin) Newman passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, at the age of 74.

She was born November 3, 1942, to parents Louis and Norma (Smith) Martin and was a longtime resident of the Nacogdoches area. She was the owner/operator of The Dog House Grooming and Boarding for over 37 years and a member of the First Assembly of God.

Her survivors include son, Martin Wayne Sowell and wife Toni Beck Sowell; son, Ricky Eugene Sowell; daughter Cathi Darlene Saxton; grandchildren, Mandy Chapman and husband Kevin, Ricky Sowell Jr., Destiny Sowell, Natalie Sowell, Josie Sowell, and Jayce Driver; great-grandchildren, Presleigh Chapman, Landry Chapman, Reese Sowell, and Raelee Moore; sisters, Helen Eugenia West and Shirley Wagner; brothers, Douglas Martin and Randell Martin; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinn L. Newman; parents, Louis and Norma Martin; a sister, Nora Sullivan; and brothers, Johnny Martin and Louis Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, located on County Road 173 near Garrison, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Tim Martin, Tom Martin, Mitch Martin, Glenn Martin, Shane Williams and Steve Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Buford Sowell and Kevin Chapman.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017, at Cason Monk-Metcalf.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.