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Elwyn Nix Newsom

March 22, 1934 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 86)


Graveside services for Elwyn Nix Newsom, age 86,  formerly of Mount Vernon, Texas will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Purley Cemetery with Rev. Kerby Richmon officiating.                                 

Nix passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020; he was living with his daughter in Rockwall, Texas. He was born in Purley, Texas on March 22, 1934. The son of Elwyn "Cap" Newsom and Seple Davis Newsom. He married Claudetta Ledoux on December 28, in 1972, in Tyler, Texas.

Mr. Newsom was a Iifetime member of the NRA. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was featured in a Texas hunting magazine. He also loved and raised English Setters. Nix never met a stranger and was well respected in his community. He was a Godly man with a giving heart. Nix was always perfectly dressed from head to toe and not a hair out of place. Nix always had breakfast at the Dairy Bar and sat at the table of knowledge while visiting with his friends. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and all that knew him.

Nix is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 48 years, Claudetta Newsom; grandson, Blake Newsom.

He is survived by his daughters; Stacey Newsom of Rockwall, TX, Kimberley Newsom of Mount Vernon, TX, Shonda Leslie of Longview, TX; sons, Ricky Newsom of Addison, TX, Rodney Newsom of Mount Vernon, TX; grandchildren, Cory Michael Newsom, Danielle Bailey, Jayme Doss, Landon Doss, Cody Newsom, Eric Newsom, Courtney Bartolomei, Whitney Hensley, Mia King, Micha Williams, Regan Hicks and 15 great grandchildren.

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Graveside Service
April 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Purley Cemetery
309 Farm Road 900 W
Mount Vernon, TX 75457

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