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Tony Albert Newman

August 25, 1963 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 57)


Tony Albert Newman, 57, of Sugar Valley, Georgia died Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born on August 25, 1963, son of H.A. Newman and the late Glenda Payne Newman.

He worked for many years as a chemical compounder at Arrowstar. Tony loved sports: golf, baseball (The Braves) and football (Georgia Bulldogs). Tony's real treasure was his family; his favorite pastimes were the hours he spent playing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rita Newman; sons and daughters-in-law, Derek and Erica Newman, Chase and Angie Newman, and Zach Newman; daughter and son-in-law, Hannah and Duston Priest; father, H.A. Newman; brothers, David Newman and Scott Newman; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Oscar Derrick; grandchildren, Elle Causby, Zaylen Clark, Kelson Newman, Cuyler Newman, and Cyrus Newman; nephew and niece, Easton Derrick and Emily Derrick; best friend, Richard Cannon; several friends and other relatives also survive.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral will be Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Henderson and Rev. Dewayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Chandler Cemetery.Pallbearers are Scott Newman, Kenneth Sisson, Paul Defoor, Oscar Derrick, Easton Derrick, Nash Cannon, and Vernon Sergent. Honorary pallbearers are, David Newman, Richard Cannon, Kevin Johnson, Phil Kelsoe, Tommy Kelsoe, Dale McClamrock, and "Balljoint" Knight.

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Funeral Service


January 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home
711 College Street
Calhoun, GA 30701

Funeral Service
January 20, 2021

3:00 PM
Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home
711 College Street
Calhoun, GA 30701

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