Commonwealth Journal


July 10, 2012

Claude Newman


Claude E. Newman, Jr., 66 of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.  
He was born on July 23, 1945 in Knoxville, Tenn., to the late Claude E. and Tenola Goode Newman.  He was formerly employed by GM as a maintenance superintendent. He was a member of the Slate Branch Baptist Church and loved working in the church. Mr. Newman was a mason. He loved boating, hunting and the outdoors.  
He is survived by his wife, Linda Shadoan Newman, whom he married on April 14, 1990 in Buford, Ga.; a son, Paul (and Cindy) Newman of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a step-son, Chris (and Kim) Fowler of Buford, Ga.; two step-daughters, Ginger (and Shannon) Thompson of Somerset, Ky., and Leigh Walker of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Nicole, Ashley and Haley Newman, Zoey and Asher Thompson, Katlin and Whitney Fowler and Brayden Walker; two sisters, Linda (and Jack) Holmes and Martha (and Jack) Neil, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a special friend, John Sturgill. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Visitation will be held today after 5 pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Ky. 80, Somerset. 
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother Bill Dawson and Dr. Harold Brown officiating.  
Burial will be in the Slate Branch Cemetery.  
The family request expressions of sympathy be made to the Slate Branch Building Fund. 
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Claude E. Newman.   

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