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Mr. Hugh Newsome
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Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

Hugh Newsome, age 86 of Covington, passed away Aug. 15, 2014. Mr. Newsome proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a native of Wilkes County, but he has been a resident of Newton County for more than 70 years. Mr. Newsome was an agent for Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company for over 20 years. Following his insurance career, he became a real estate agent/broker for Conner Smith Realty, where he worked for 15 years. He was always thrilled to work with first-time homebuyers. He was an avid golfer who started playing golf at the age of 6, and continued playing well into his 80’s. His coffee shop buddies, who he met with daily, except Sundays, were an important part of his life. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Newsome was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bessie (Williamson) Newsome.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Newsome; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Kevin Howell of Covington; sons and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Sherry Newsome of Covington, Bob Newsome of Conyers; grandchildren, Kimberly and Jon Wilber, Kraig Howell, Caine Howell, Joshua Newsome, Matthew Newsome; great-granddaughters, Katelin Wilber, Katheryn Wilber; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Newsome will be held Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, 1 p.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Adam Cooper officiating, and interment following in Covington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, Aug. 17, from 3 – 5 p.m. to place online condolences 770-786-7062.