GRAYRIDGE - Bonard Newell, 78, died Jan. 9, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 27, 1926, at Baldwin, Miss., son of the late Barney Lee and Lucy Reeves Newell, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. Before retiring, he had been a farmer and was a foreman for the Sikeston Sheltered Workshop.
On Nov. 12, 1945, at Jonesboro, Ark., he married Mary Kathryn Graue who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons, David Newell of Dexter and Terry Newell and Randy Newell of Grayridge; six daughters, Jennie Pullium of Grayridge, Norma Hargrove of Dexter, Donna Pemberton of Morehouse and Glenda Kearbey, Tresa Freeland and Sandra Suggs of Sikeston; one brother, Ray Newell of Essex; and 26 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, James Newell, Willie Newell, Travis Newell, Bernice Newell and Boyce Newell; and one sister, Iva Mae Brawley.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Revs. Danny Collings, Bob Wiggins and Ira Sandefer will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.