John "J.C." Newton

    John Clayton “J.C.” Newton, 74, of Marble, entered his heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at home with his family by his side.
    Mr. Newton was born Aug. 22, 1944, in Murphy to the late Lester Newton and Mary Ann Laney Newton.
    A member of Tomotla Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Crayton Newton; and son, John Brian Newton.
    In his spare time, J.C. enjoyed farming, hunting and going to livestock sales. He was an animal lover, and enjoyed taking them in and caring for them.
    Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Sallie Ruth Newton; son and daughter-in-law, John Steven and Mary Newton; brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Becky Newton; brother and sister-in-law, Therman and Jody Newton; sister and brother-in-law, Verdie and Joe Patterson; sister and brother-in-law, Annie Mae and Bobby Dockery; three grandchildren, Heather Newton, Greg Newton and Michael Newton; one great-grandchild, Little John Newton; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy with the Rev. Mitchell Totherow officiating. Music was provided by Regina Owens Delili and Mary Newton. Interment followed in Little Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Greg Newton, Michael Newton, Jason Newton, Jack Newton, Bronson Newton, Heather Newton, Marty Cook and Terry Macky. Honorary pallbearer was Jamie Reynolds.
    The family received friends from 5-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
    Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
    You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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