Ethel Mae Adams Newton
Ethel Mae Adams Newton, 94, of Monticello, passed away Monday, June 25, at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born July 28, 1923 in Collins, to the late George Adams and Effie Anderson Adams Ogles.
She was the widow of Arthur Lee Newton, Sr., retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of East Side Missionary Baptist Church.
Her passion in life was the Relay for Life. Having had cancer herself in 1986, she supported and was involved in that endeavor.
She and her late husband, owned and operated Quality Cleaners and owned and operated a grocery store at the corner of Boyd and Jackson, where many students patronized them, and would even sell a half of a sandwich if that was what they wanted.
Ethel was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was very faithful to her Lord and church.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Robbie Faye Swan, two brothers, George Adams and Frank Adams, one sister, Hazel Ogles and one grandson, Randy Newton.
Survivors include two sons, Arthur Lee (Diane) Newton, Jr. and Carlton (Lila) Newton, both of Monticello; ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at East Side Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in Rash Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.stephensondearman.com.