Bonnie White

Bonnie Dell White, 82, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Lakeside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Quitman. She was born August 30, 1936 in Newton County.

Polly Harvey


Polly Harvey, 84, of Union, went to Glory Land on Tuesday Sept. 25. She was born Thursday, July 19, 1934.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton.  

Bonnie Taylor

Funeral Services for Ms. Bonnie Edwards Taylor, formerly of Union, were held Monday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home in Union.  Rev. Rusty Walton officiated with burial in the Union City Cemetery. 

Visitation was 1:30-3 p.m. prior to service at the funeral home.

Ms. Taylor, 88, died Friday, Sept. 21 in Madison, AL.

Herbert Williamson

Services for Mr. Herbert Boyd Williamson were held 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at Pine Grove Church of God in Dixon with burial in the Morrow Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Williams, Rev. Anthony Cole and Dr. Dan Lanier officiated.

Arrest Reports Sept. 21- 28

Newton Police Department arrested two Newton men for sexual crimes Thursday after an investigation. Charles Fuller and Micheal Beamon were charged with molestation/ gratification or lust. In a written statement Friday, NPD said the two arrests were not related, however both stemmed from incidents involving children.

Community calendar 10/3

Bluegrass Gospel Singing on the River and Cornhole Tournament
The public is invited to head to the Chunky River Recreation area, Saturday, Oct. 20, for a day of music, fun and food at the Bluegrass Gospel Singing on the River and Cornhole Tournament.

Leslie Edwin Ethridge

Services for Mr. Leslie “Ed” Edwin Ethridge were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Bro. Matthew Hitt and Bro. Kendel Turner and Bro. Donald Turner officiating. Burial followed in Duffee Baptist Church Cemetery.

Janette Peavy

Janette Germany Peavy’s life ended peacefully on Sept. 20, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn., after a courageous, year-long fight with cancer.

William Cooper

William Marvin Cooper, 84, of Newton, passed away at his home on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. He was born Tuesday, June 5, 1934 in Tallulah, La.