Ida Early Newman

Published 12:01 am Friday, September 25, 2015

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Oct. 10, 1915 – Sept. 18, 2015

NATCHEZ — Services for Ida Early Newman, 99, of Vidalia, who died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at the Adams County Nursing Center, will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Second Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Strickland officiating.09:25 IdaNewman obitpic

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Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home with a celebration of life service at 5 p.m.

Visitation will continue from 1:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Newman was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Adams County, the daughter of Saul Geans and Mary Alice Ballard Early.

She was a homemaker and a member of Second Union Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess. Her hobbies included fishing and cooking.

Mrs. Newman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Matt Newman; one son, Charles Marsaw Sr.; one grandson, Lawrence Clemons; and 10 sisters and brothers.

Survivors include one son, James Bindon of Vidalia; one sister, Gertrude Wilson of Natchez; four granddaughters, Lachell Clemons, Ida Clemons, both of Jackson, Doretha Bledsoe and husband, Michael, of Baton Rouge and Carolyn Anderson and husband, Ray, of Natchez; two grandsons, Michael Clemons and wife, Sandra, and Charles Clemons and wife, Veronica, all of Natchez; one daughter-in-law, Willie Mae Clemons of Natchez; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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