Retired Marine Corps Gunny Sgt. Jimmie Rogers Newton

newton-jimmieRetired Marine Corps Gunny Sgt. Jimmie Rogers Newton, age 85, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Mr. Newton was born March 22, 1931 in Russellville, Alabama to Theodore Thomas Newton and Lydia Sims Newton. Mr. Newton served in the United State Marine Corps where he was a flight engineer and retired with 22 years of service to his country. He loved Ford Mustangs and bringing them back to life as usable vehicles. Mr. Newton is survived by his son Roger Newton and wife Brenda and grandson Mike Parker of Braselton, GA; stepson John Hough and wife Rita of Leland, NC; stepdaughters Lori Zagami and husband Chuck of Brookeville, MD, Cheryl Sekely and husband Andy of Columbia, Maryland; brother Thomas Newton of Alabama and 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Hough Newton and granddaughter Chrissy Hough.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the VFW Post 2391 6184 US-1, St. Augustine, Florida 32086. The family will receive friends 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC at a later date.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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