MURRAY, Ky. - Ella Wilson Newton, 86, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:
05 p.m. Feb. 8, 2006, in Murray.
Born July 27, 1919, in Mississippi County to the late Charles and Rosa May Rice Wilson, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. In 1978, she moved to Murray where she became a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church.
On Sept. 25, 1939, she married Alvis Hubbard Newton, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2003.
Also she was preceded in death by one daughter, LaWanda Sue Newton; four brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include: one son, Larry Newton of Murray; two daughters, Dorothy Higgerson and Christy Newton of Murray; one sister, Lucy Wilson of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Mark, Doyle and Matthew Higgerson of Murray.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. Shannon Waltmon will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be J.L. Blumenberg, Richard Ramey and Geary, Richard, Garland and Don Wilson.