Born May 14, 1923, at Marrowbone, she was a daughter of the late Polly and Harrison Newsome. Also preceding her in death was one son, Hobert (Deloris) Day; two daughters, Belvia (Donald) Blankenship and Brenda Sue Maynard; three sisters Tennessee Bowe, Virginia Tackett and Ada Adkins; two brothers, Hayse Newsome and Dodge Fitch; six grandchildren, Ruby Day, Tammy Brewster, Samantha Browning, Jamie Blankenship, Hobert Day Jr. and Belinda Saunders, and two great-grandchildren, Billy Joe Webb and Brittany Evans.
Mrs. Day was a Christian of the Pentecostal (Jesus Name) faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She loved her family and friends dearly and was loved by many family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, Clyde (Kay) Akers of Holden and Billy Ray George of Logan; three daughters, Betty (Bill) Carter of Mill Creek, and Linda (Leslie) Evans and Donetta (Roosevelt) Allen, both of Logan; two sisters, Audrey (Bill) Fleming and Haley (Smokey) Thern; one brother, Alvie Fitch; 28 grandchildren: Josh Allen, Clyde Akers Jr., Bradley (Denise) Akers, Brian Akers, Donald (Lisa) Blankenship, Dennis (Lynn) Blankenship, Dale Blankenship, Thomas Brewster Jr., Sambo Browning, Caleb Browning, Billy (Angie) Carter, Matt (Jodi) Carter, Troy (Tasha) Day, James (Cheryl) Day, Dougie Day, Dennis Evans, Keith Evans, Steven Evans, Justin George, Jay Stewart, Alissa (Tom) Adkins, Alana (Dewayne) Baisden, Tammy Day, Tracy Evans, Cynthia (P.D.) Hileman, Crystal Holsenbeck, Joann Webb (companion Eli Estepp), and a very special granddaughter, Amber Workman; 41 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; one special friend, Sophia L. Workman; two caregivers, Selena Burgett and Lisa Roberts, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family.
Services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, July 6, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Damon Murphy officiating and Rev. Tom Beckette will read the eulogy. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Pallbearers will be Donald Blankenship, Jay Stewart, Matt Carter, Ronnie Toler, Ernie Nelson and Bradley Akers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Allen, Brian Akers, Clyde Akers Jr., Roger Workman, Billy Carter and Sambo Browning.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com
James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of the arrangements.