Raymond Samuel Newman

Mr. Raymond Samuel Newman, age 83 of Dermott, Arkansas passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. Born Sunday, September 23, 1934 in Saint Joseph, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Floy Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Tatum Newman; daughter, Mary Newman; and brothers, J. W., Eugene, and Floyd Newman. Mr. Newman grew up in Newellton, LA, where he graduated from Newellton High School. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Dermott, AR. He received a bachelor’s in education from U.A. Monticello, AR, and a master’s degree from ULM in Monroe, LA. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 16 years. He also was a teacher, principal, and superintendent at various school districts across south Arkansas, and later retired from Caddo Hills School District. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Frances G. Jones Newman, Dermott, AR; sons, Mark Newman, Dermott, AR and Wade Newman (Lynette), Little Rock, AR; grandson, Samuel Newman, Ocean Springs, MS; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 1:30 PM on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com

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