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Mr. Rex Dudley Newton
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. Rex Dudley Newton
PORTAL, Ga. -- Mr. Rex Dudley Newton, age 68, died Thursday at his residence following a lengthy illness.
    The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County was a 1968 graduate of Portal High School.
    At the age of 19, Rex began his career as an electrician, working with H.A. Sack Company for 25 years. While working as an electrician, Rex also was a farmer and took great pride and joy in his cattle.
    He owned and operated Emanuel Industrial for several years and continued to work with multiple contractors throughout the years.
    Rex retired in 2013 and enjoyed being at home with his family and sitting on the back porch and watching his cows.
    He was a proud member of the NRA.
    Rex was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Wilma Clifton Newton; and a brother, Ray Newton.
    Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Faye Finch Newton; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Sherri Newton of Portal; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Luke Williams of Stilson; his grandchildren, Hayley Mrozik, and husband, T.J., of Joliet, Ill.; Cortnee Newton (Erik Renew) of Cooperville, Ashlynn Newton (Chandler Smith) of Cooperville and Aubrey, Olivia and Andrew Williams, all of Stilson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    The funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Gay officiating. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
    Pallbearers will be Luke Williams, Chris Newton, Tony Lariscy, Erik Renew, Chandler Smith and T.J. Mrozik.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Lanigan, Jeff Reddick, Albert Lucas, Jr., Neal Wiley and Robbie Humphrey.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
    Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, December 8, 2018
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