Mamie Arene Crowder Newton, 95, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at her home in Ringgold, Georgia. Although she grew up in Chattanooga, she had been a resident of Georgia for most of her life, having lived in Rossville and Fort Oglethorpe prior to moving to Ringgold.
Miss Mamie, as she was known, was the oldest member of Community Baptist Church in Rock Spring, Georgia. She was the matriarch and prayer warrior and greatly loved by the members. She and her husband, Milton, were founding members of Memorial Baptist Tabernacle where she taught the ladies Bible class for 46 years. For many years she and her father operated a grocery store in Rossville.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Milton Lee Newton Sr.; son, Milton Lee Newton Jr. of Savannah, Ga.; her twin sister, Minnie Irene Wilson and her parents, Howard and Cordelia Farr Crowder all of Rossville.
She is survived by her daughter, Treasa Newton-Akins; son-in-law, Bill Akins of Ringgold; sister, Betty Lacy of Signal Mountian; granddaughter, Terri (Hoguer) Hernandez; great-grandchildren, Sarah Schorle and Caleb Hernandez of Ringgold, and Mitchell Akins of Atlanta; two great great granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Angel officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 4, from 5-9 p.m. and 11 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.
An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.