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Bro. Archie Ray Newsome, age 87, of Somerset, passed from this life on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on February 7, 1930 in Melvin, Kentucky, son of the late Ira E. and Rosie Vanover Newsome.
Bro. Archie was a retired carpenter. He enjoyed carpentry work and working with metal. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in the garden. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Denham Street Baptist Church. Bro. Archie will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Our loss is truly Heaven’s gain.
He is survived by a daughter; Patricia (Ken) Amstutz of Pasadena, Maryland, four sons; Gregory (Connie) Newsome of Somerset, Bobbie (Bertie) Newsome of Milford, Ohio, Anthony Newsome of Richmond, Virginia and Jamie (Bernadette) Newsome of Cincinnati, Ohio, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, a sister; Naomi May of Columbus, Ohio and a special niece, Sharon Rose Wright. He is also survived by his former wife and the mother of his children; Dorothy Williamson Newsome of Milford, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons; Danny Ray Newsome and Phillip Newsome, two infant sisters; Ada Newsome and Mildred Newsome, two brothers; Delmon Newsome and Elmon Newsome and one sister; Justeen Wolfe.
Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Newsome, Bro. Darryl Wallace and Richard New officiating.
Burial will be in the Southern Oaks Cemetery.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Bro. Archie Ray Newsome.