Greg Newsome, 74

Funeral services for Greg Newsome, 74 of Swainsboro, were held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Casey Shaw officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family received friendsThursday, January 13, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at South GA Medical Center in Valdosta following an extended illness.

Mr. Greg Newsome was born April 12, 1947 in Emanuel County to Walter Lee Newsome and Nell Scott Hackle. Prior to retirement, he was senior owner of S&N Auto Parts. He was also a member of Emanuel County Sportsman’s Club, past president of the Swainsboro Shrine Club, past member of the Swainsboro Shrine Club’s Clown Unit, and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Newsome enjoyed charity work. He was an avid racecar driver, competing in Limited Sportsman and Sportsman Class dirt track events and held the dirt track record in Dublin for many years. Mr. Newsome loved fish fries, cookouts, camping and fishing, George Jones music, sales, and meeting new people. Most of all, if Mr. Newsome knew you, he loved you. A member of Swainsboro First Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Ellen Newsome; and brother, Lonzell Newsome.

Survivors include his wife, Sonia Newsome of Swainsboro; daughter, Michelle (Rob) Cowart of Richmond Hill; son, Andy Newsome of Ormond Beach, Florida; stepson, Jay Howard (Lauren) of Vidalia; sister, Janice Deloach of Swainsboro; grandsons, Colby Howard and Lane Howard; fur pets, Scooter, Chesley, and Spot; and several other family members and close friends.

Pallbearers were Bryce Wilkerson, Marc Curry, Jeff Newsome, Mitch Newsome, Tal Henry, and Jamie Henry. Honorary pallbearers were Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Gary Spence, Swainsboro Shrine Club’s Clown Unit, Henry Terwilliger, Gene Ragsdale, Gary Curry, and Emanuel County Sportsman’s Club.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a lung or cancer charity of your choice.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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