Mrs. Martha Jo Stalcup Newman, age 88, passed away at her home on December 28, 2022 in Statesboro, Georgia. Mrs. Newman was born in Powder Springs, Georgia on March 11, 1934 to the late Bon Stalcup and Montine Moore Stalcup. She married her only true love, Wayman Billy Newman, right out of high school and they lived happily together for over 65 years, until his death in 2018.
Mrs. Newman was a Christian, of the Baptist faith, and a member of Pine View Baptist Church in Martinez, Ga.
Mr. Newman appreciated a nice home and good food. Mrs. Newman provided all that and more. She was an excellent homemaker, wife and mother to their three children and later the best grandma to their children’s children. She enjoyed gardening, then canning the vegetables she grew. Quilting and sewing were some of her other talents. Mrs. Newman wanted to pass these soon to be forgotten skills to future generations.
Along with her husband and parents, Mrs. Newman was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Julie Christine Newman.
Mrs. Newman is survived by her sons, Greg Newman (Tamra) of Statesboro and Ray Newman (Debbie) of Dunwoody; daughter, Pam Jones (Donnie) of Smith Station, Alabama; 7 grandchildren, Scott Newman (Kathryn) , Russell Newman (Kelli), Reed Newman (Kelly), Matthew Newman, Amanda Cooper (Andrew), Macy Andrews (Bobby) and Reagan Lee (Ethan); 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Francis Harville; brother, John Ray Stalcup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 31, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Deal Funeral Directors. The Graveside service will follow immediately at Brooklet City Cemetery with Reverend Larry Cone officiating.
Mrs. Newman’s grandsons, Scott, Russell, Reed and Matt and great grandsons, Cole, Nathan, and Brooks are honored to serve as pallbearers.