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Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Newell will be held Saturday at 10 am in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home in DeKalb. Dr. Lynn Barker and Rev. William Warsaw will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Cherry Cemetery.
Mr. Newell, 58, of DeKalb, passed away Thursday at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
He was a graduate of Mississippi State University where he obtained his doctorate degree. Mr. Newell was an educator and taught in the Starkville School District and at Kemper Academy. He will always be remembered for his love of books and as a faithful caregiver to his mother and sister.
Mr. Newell is survived by his sister Ramona June Newell; brother John Gregory Newell and wife Dalette; niece Danielle Winningham and husband Allen; nephew Daniel Richard Rigdon; great-nephew Lucas Paul Winningham; great-niece Lydia Raine Winningham and caregiver Lashea Carter.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harold Stennis Newell and Marlyn Newell as well as numerous aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
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