Download a free funeral planning guide Click Here
Navigation Menu+
Celebrating the life of
Edward Newman
Passed away on May 16, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm - Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Victory Baptist Church
  • Montgomery Crossroads (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31406

  • Funeral Service
  • 12:00pm - Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Victory Baptist Church
  • Montgomery Crossroads (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31406

  • Burial
  • - Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
  • 1600 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-234-3458

Offering our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Newman family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “2 Corinthians 1:3,4” also “John 5:28,29” to continue help you get through this most difficult time.

, ,

What a joy to know our friend Ed. The Lord was his strength and his life reflected that. We have loved him and were blessed to spend time with him and learn his love for the Word and the Lord.

Rev. Ervin and Gloria Smith, Elabell, GA

We were sorry to hear about Ed's passing. We will always remember the good times we enjoyed together at Meldrim Baptist Church. Our prayers for the family in this time of their sorrow.

Tom and Rose Harvey, Meldrim, GA

We were sorry to hear about Ed's passing. We will always remember the good times we enjoyed together at Meldrim Baptist Church. Our prayers for the family in this time of their sorrow.

Tom and Rose Harvey, Meldrim, GA

Jean, Irita, and David, you have my sympathy and love in the loss of Edwin. He is now well, joyful, and safe in the presence of Jesus. He and Jim(Jimmy) spent many hours talking about boats and fishing. We enjoyed all of Edwin's visits to our home on Demeries Creek.

Eileen Newman, Firestone, CO

Ed Newman's life showed that "Jesus guided his life". I remember him at Meldrim Baptist, as a gentle and kind man. My sympathy to his family. His wife, Evelyn mentored me as a new Christian in 1967. I have fond memories of Ed and Evelyn. He was a faithful servant of his Lord. God bless you Gloria and Gene Ellison

Gloria and Gene Ellison, Meldrim, GA

My condolences to the family, please read 1 Corinthians 15:26 to see what will soon happen to death an reflect on what this will mean for all of us.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family, please read 1 Corinthians 15:26 to see what will soon happen to death an reflect on what this will mean for all of us.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

I loved this precious man...he was my brother and good friend. A wonderful father and grandfather to my nephew John and great nephews Jake and Tyler and great niece, Remi. He will be missed, but we receive comfort in knowing we'll meet again!

Martha Floyd Wilson, Statesboro, GA

So sorry to hear of your loss. Ed was a special man and friend to all he met. He has been missed by all of us since he became ill. May he rest in peace

Earl & Faye Hughes, Meldrim, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

So very sorry for your loss. It was never God’s intention for mankind to get sick and die. God created us to live in a paradise. Due to the first man Adam’s disobedience, we inherited sin and death. God has promised that soon there will be no more, sickness, pain or death. Rev 21:3,4.

D K, ,

Dear family, death always comes to soon, but you can be assured that death will be done away with very soon, Isaiah 25:8. Death will be swallowed up forever. And the hope of the resurrection will soon take place . John 5:28,29.

, ,

Edward (Edwin) Newman, 88, passed away on May 16, 2018, at his home in Port Wentworth, GA, after a gallant battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born on July 14, 1929, in Statesboro, GA, but moved to Savannah in his youth. He attended Savannah/Chatham Public schools but obtained a GED certificate on April 15, 1966. He served as hospital and carpenter’s apprentice as well as electrician’s helper in the US Navy at a young age. While in Naval service, he was awarded the WWII Victory Medal as well as the American Campaign Medal. Although he was an electrician by trade, he was both a skilled carpenter and electrician. He received certification in practical and industrial electricity in January 1949. He was employed as an electrician by the Cyanamid Corporation and, later, Union Camp/International Paper, where he was affectionately known as “Mr. Ed”. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple, where he was a Sunday School teacher, and, later, Meldrim Baptist Church. After retiring from International Paper in 1994, he spent his time fishing, in Bible Study, spending time with family and friends, and working on various projects in his home workshop.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lera Newman; his sisters, Mary Estill and Joy Kleeman; and his loving wife of 36 years, Evelyn Turner Newman.

He is survived by a wife, Louise Butler Newman of Meldrim; a son, John E (Mary) Newman as well as grandchildren Jake, Tyler, and Remi Newman, all of Irvine, CA; a son, David Miller Newman of Savannah, and granddaughter, Angel Hill, and great-grandsons, Christian and Hunter Hill, of West Virginia; a daughter, Rachel Newman Hansen of Savannah; two sisters, Jean Cupstid of Savannah and Irita Love of Richmond Hill; a brother-in-law, Ernest E. Turner of Savannah, two step-daughters, Gwen Kaiser and Deborah Smith of Meldrim, as well as a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation is planned for 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Monday, May 21, 2018, at Victory Baptist Church in Savannah, GA, with Funeral service to follow at 12:00 noon at the church at 1815 E. Montgomery Crossroad, Savannah, GA. Remembrances to the Savannah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association or the Humane Society.

 

 

SHARE YOUR CONDOLENCES

  

GUEST BOOK

Offering our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Newman family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “2 Corinthians 1:3,4” also “John 5:28,29” to continue help you get through this most difficult time.

, ,

What a joy to know our friend Ed. The Lord was his strength and his life reflected that. We have loved him and were blessed to spend time with him and learn his love for the Word and the Lord.

Rev. Ervin and Gloria Smith, Elabell, GA

We were sorry to hear about Ed's passing. We will always remember the good times we enjoyed together at Meldrim Baptist Church. Our prayers for the family in this time of their sorrow.

Tom and Rose Harvey, Meldrim, GA

We were sorry to hear about Ed's passing. We will always remember the good times we enjoyed together at Meldrim Baptist Church. Our prayers for the family in this time of their sorrow.

Tom and Rose Harvey, Meldrim, GA

Jean, Irita, and David, you have my sympathy and love in the loss of Edwin. He is now well, joyful, and safe in the presence of Jesus. He and Jim(Jimmy) spent many hours talking about boats and fishing. We enjoyed all of Edwin's visits to our home on Demeries Creek.

Eileen Newman, Firestone, CO

Ed Newman's life showed that "Jesus guided his life". I remember him at Meldrim Baptist, as a gentle and kind man. My sympathy to his family. His wife, Evelyn mentored me as a new Christian in 1967. I have fond memories of Ed and Evelyn. He was a faithful servant of his Lord. God bless you Gloria and Gene Ellison

Gloria and Gene Ellison, Meldrim, GA

My condolences to the family, please read 1 Corinthians 15:26 to see what will soon happen to death an reflect on what this will mean for all of us.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family, please read 1 Corinthians 15:26 to see what will soon happen to death an reflect on what this will mean for all of us.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

I loved this precious man...he was my brother and good friend. A wonderful father and grandfather to my nephew John and great nephews Jake and Tyler and great niece, Remi. He will be missed, but we receive comfort in knowing we'll meet again!

Martha Floyd Wilson, Statesboro, GA

So sorry to hear of your loss. Ed was a special man and friend to all he met. He has been missed by all of us since he became ill. May he rest in peace

Earl & Faye Hughes, Meldrim, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

So very sorry for your loss. It was never God’s intention for mankind to get sick and die. God created us to live in a paradise. Due to the first man Adam’s disobedience, we inherited sin and death. God has promised that soon there will be no more, sickness, pain or death. Rev 21:3,4.

D K, ,

Dear family, death always comes to soon, but you can be assured that death will be done away with very soon, Isaiah 25:8. Death will be swallowed up forever. And the hope of the resurrection will soon take place . John 5:28,29.

, ,


© Fox & Weeks