William Sidney Newton

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William Sidney Newton

Born 6 March 1888, Butler County, Alabama
Died 13 May 1966 (Pancreatic Cancer)
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

Sidney in truck....
This picture was taken in front of the Greenville Court House. I have been told that this picture was made in the 1920's just before Sidney and the two other men went to Miami for work.

The Greenville Singers (L to R)
Thomas Guy McGough, Sr. (1910 - 1981)
William Sidney Newton (1888 - 1966)
Arthur Lloyd (Rock) Killough, Sr. (1905 - 1990)
Nettie Vee Grayson (1908 - 1991)
Edna Lurline Phelps Killough (1910 - 1996)
Alma Ruth Daniel Whiddon (1917 - 2006)
Eual Victor Hickman (1912 - 1954)
Arthur Newton (1896 - 1971)
This picture was taken in front of radio station WGYN in Greenville, Alabama. According to Brenda Bryan the groups theme song was: "When All Gods Singers Get Home." Picture courtesy of Thermyl Juanita Lee Hickman.



Lilla L. Jones (Lillar)

Born: ~1890, Butler County, Alabama
Died: 4 August 1913 (Pellagra)
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama
Married: 12 January 1910

Lilla and Eva's Family -- Eva is the second from the left and Lilla is not shown. The third person from the right is a school teacher and not related to the family. This picture was taken about 1910.

John W. Jones (~42) seated
Malissa M. Jones (~40) seated with baby
Eva E. Jones (~17) 2nd from left
Henry W. Jones (~15) center
Ester M. Jones (~12) 1st from left
Frederick Jones (~10) standing center
Lula Jones (~7) 1st from right
Plez Jones (~4 on ground
Wille E. Jones (~1)in his mother's lap


First Row (L to R) 1. Kendrick Armstrong 2. Viola Armstrong 3. Ester Jones 4. Iola Hinson 5. Henry Jones 6. Albert Bennet (Ben) Burt (1898 - 1975) 7. Charlie McCoy 8. Fred Jones

2nd Row (L to R) 9. Joe Jernigan 10. Ollie Hinson 11. Jarusha Hinson 12. Sam McCoy 13. Effie Ann Pryor Harrison (1890 - 1956) 14. Sebastian C. Burt (1893 - 1978) 15. Lila Jones 16. Tee McCoy 17. Beaulah Mae Burt Nelson (1888 - 1973)

3rd Row (L to R) 18. Eva Jones 19. Jim McCoy 20. Lilla Barrett (Teacher)

Picture of Burt School courtesy of Rochelle McClure Mosley, with names provided by her mother - Ruby Frances Pryor McClure.


Father: John (Jack) W. Jones

Born 14 August 1866
Died 20 June 1935

Mother: Melissa M. Jernigan

Born 1 January 1867
Died 20 October 1949


Both of Lilla's parents are buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama



Grady Garland Newton

Born 11 May 1911, Butler County, Alabama
Died 16 January 1973 (died during heart heart surgery)
Buried at Good Hope Cemetery, Crenshaw County, Alabama

From the Pensacola Journal, 17 January 1973

Garland Newton, of 8631 Orange Ave., Ensley, died Tuesday morning in a local hospital. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Flora F. Newton of Ensley; a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Maxine Chatwood; three sons, Leslie Arnold Newton, Garland Lamar Newton, and Joe Max, all of Pensacola; a sister, Mrs. Lynette Johnson; a brother, Henry Earl Newton; and five grand children. The body will be moved to the Foreman Funeral Home in Andalusia, Ala. Faith Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, January 16, 1973.



Virginia Morgan

Born 15 March 1918 in Butler County, Alabama
Married 19 June 1937



Floridel (Flora Dell) Finklea

Born 2 November 1923 in Crenshaw County, Alabama
Married 22 February 1941

The Greenville Advocate, January 14, 2011

Flora Del Thompson. Published 6:24pm Friday, January 14, 2011
Flora Del Finkley Newton Smith Thompson of Pensacola, Florida, resident of Baptist Manor, went to walk in the heavenly garden on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. She was born in Dozier, AL on November 2, 1923 to the parents of Jesse and Nicie Finkley. She was the sixth and last survivor of seven children. A retired employee of Monsanto, she enjoyed growing flowers, cooking, and travel. She was especially loving and generous towards her family. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by husbands, Garland Newton, Wilfred Smith, Willis Thompson and by her eldest son, Lamar Newton. She is survived by her sons, Joe Newton and his wife, Ute; Arnold Newton and his wife, Debbie; her daughter, Eleanor Chatwood and her husband, Roger and her daughter-in-law, Mary Newton. Other survivors include six grandchildren; 8 greatgrandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at Foreman Brown Funeral Home, Andalusia, AL on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with interment at Good Hope Church Cemetery in Dozier, AL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Pkwy is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be placed online at www.fcfhs.com.



Garland Lamar Newton



Joe Max Newton



Eleanor Maxine Newton



Leslie Arnold Newton



Leonette Newton

Born 28 May 1913 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 13 September 1987 (kidney failure)
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Butler County, Alabama



Luther Morris

Born About 1914
Married 13 May 1935



Charlie Johnson

Born 19 August 1917, Phenix City, Alabama
Married 10 June 1939



Charlie Ray Johnson

Born 18 January 1942, Greenville, Alabama
Died 16 October 1954
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

From the Greenville Adocate. Accident Fatal To Local Youth. Charlie Ray Johnson Dies From Injuries After Falling From Truck. Charlie Ray Johnson, 13, died as a result of an accident shortly after noon last Saturday. The popular youth was a member of the 7th grade at the Greenville High School. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Johnson; one brother, Bobby Johnson; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Newton; aunts, Mrs. Esther Nyboe, Phenix City; Mrs. J. C. Sims, Atlanta; uncles, Alfred Phillips, Phenix City; Henry Earl and Garland Newton, Greenville; and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were conducted from Mt. Carmel Church at 3:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Merton Griffin officiating. Dunklin Funeral Home was in charge of the burial service at the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were Sterling Newton, Frank Burt, Terry Burt, Jack Nichols, William Daniels and James Jones. Honorary: Ronald and Lamar Newton, cousins of Charlie Ray.



Robert Wayne Johnson (Bobby)



Eva Emma Jones

Born ~1895
Died: 1922
Married: 6 October 1914

Lilla and Eva were sisters



Henry Earl Newton

Born 29 June 1917 in Butler County, Alabama



Mabel Pouncey

Born 8 March 1922
Married 27 July 1940
Mabel's Father was Ira N. Pouncey (25 September 1896 - 5 July 1974)
Mabel's Mother was Annie Elizabeth Johnson (20 October 1894 - 15 February)
Both parents are buried at Friendship Church, Butler Cty, Alabama



William Ronald Newton (Ronald)



Barbara Jo Rider



William Stephens Newton



Kimberly Jones (Kim)



Lakyn Elizabeth Newton



Joel Brady Newton



William Tyler Newton



Randall Jarrod Newton



Kimberly Bray (Kim)



Jacob Ryan Newton



Kairee Michelle Newton



Elsa Veronica Newton



 Patricia Joan Webb



Edna M. Owens



Willmerth Jean Newton (Jean)



Smith Tutchtone, Jr



Debra Jean Tutchtone



Sharon Sabrina Tutchtone



Smith Tutchtone III



Janice Faye Newton (Janice)



Robert Wayne Brown



Rita Darlene Brown



Janice Denise Brown



Cynthia Ann Brown



John Lide



Jana Suzanne Lide



Judy Earl Newton (Judy)



Turner Edwin Langford, Jr.



Chad Edwin Langford



Shane Newton Langford



William Turner Langford



Lilla Mae Newton (Mae)

Born 18 March 1920 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 25 August 1958 (Cancer)
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama



Willie E. Grayson

Born 16 November 1916
Married 25 November 1936



James Conrad Sims



James Conrad Sims



William Terry Sims



Paul Sims

Born: November 1952



Jenny ????



Paul Jason Sims

Born: April 3, 1980 in Mobile, Ala



Kristina Johnson

Married: March 2010



Aviendha Gabrielle Sims

Born: April 14, 2011



Gina Danielle Sims

Born: April 21, 1982 in Mobile, Ala



Kathy Sims



??? Hutzler



Etta Newton

Born 1921
Died 1922
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama



Ethel Finklea

Born 15 January 1906 in Alabama
Died 22 April 1960 (Heart Failure)
Buried at Good Hope Church, Crenshaw County, Alabama

Floridel Finklea and Ethel Finklea were sisters

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