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Leola Deloach Newton
May 21, 1930 ~ April 18, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Leola Deloach Newton, age 92, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at her residence. She was
born on May 21,1930 to Idell Brannen Deloach and Felix Deloach. She graduated from Georgia
Teachers College High School (Marvin Pittman) and Warren A. Candler School of Nursing. Mrs.
Newton had 52 years of active nursing in the offices of Dr. Emory Bohler and Dr. Johnny Deal.
She was Director of Nurses at Statesboro Nursing Home and Head Floor Nurse of the newly
opened Same Day Surgery Unit at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.
Her early years of service to the community included Cub Scout Den Mother, volunteer at
American Red Cross bloodmobile, American Heart Association and American Diabetes
Association. She loved planting a garden, flowers, and hosting cookouts with family and
friends. She spent many happy hours on the water with her husband John, fishing in the river
and salt water. After retirement she enjoyed playing Hand and Foot and Horse with several
different groups. She was also an active member of Beta Sigma Phi for many years. She was a
recipient of the Dean Day Smith Award. She was a member of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist
Church, the Faith and Fellowship Bible study class and Cora Williams Circle. Her greatest joy
was spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John A. Newton; two sons, Al and
Steve, and her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Mike) Fox; her grandsons, Sean(Bethany) Fox and Ryan Fox; her great grandchildren, Sienna Fox, Londyn Fox and Carson Fox ; her brother, Berman (Dot) Deloach; her sister, Joyce Davis and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10:00AM at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church Social Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church and
Ogeechee Area Hospice.