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Mrs. Beth Newsome
Thomson Middle School Teacher

WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Beth Newsome entered into rest November 23, 2007.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Michael Cook and Elliott Fulmer officiating. Interment will follow in the Gibson Cemetery, Gibson, Ga.

Pallbearers will be Claude Powell, Robert Waller, Steve Smith, Neal Tam, Aaron Hall, and Barry O'Neill.

Mrs. Newsome was born in Omaha, Neb., moved to Georgia in 1962, and lived in Glascock County since 1979. She was a graduate of Georgia Southern Teachers College. Mrs. Newsome was an educator for 30 years in the State of Georgia, where she taught in Glynn, Chatham, Warren, Glascock, and McDuffie Counties. She was recognized as a STAR Teacher in both McDuffie County and Glascock County School Systems. Mrs. Newsome was named the 1987 Teacher of the Year for Glascock County and the 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year for Thomson Middle School. Mrs. Newsome was a yearbook sponsor and a member of the Merry Tillers Garden Club. The family said that education had been her lifelong commitment.

Survivors include husband, Gaynor Newsome, Warrenton; son, Joshua Alexander Newsome, Tacoma, Wash.; daughter, Paige Summer Culberson and her husband J.C., Austin, Tex.; mother, Mary Elizabeth Bowers, Atlanta; brothers, David Lawrence Bowers, Woodstock, Ga., and Jeffrey Lisle Bowers, Tucker, Ga., Greg Allen Bowers, Oakwood, Ga.; grandchildren, Libby Kate Culberson and Peyton Summer Culberson.

Mrs. Newsome was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Summer Bowers. The family received friends from 5 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots c/o Claude Powell, P.O. Box 1140, Thomson, Ga. 30824. You may sign the guestbook and view a memorial tribute at .

Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, November 29, 2007

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