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Ruth Pepper Newman

March 3, 1933 August 1, 2020
Ruth Pepper Newman
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Obituary for Ruth Pepper Newman

Ruth Pepper Newman, 87, died Saturday, August 1, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.

Ruth was born on March 3, 1933 in Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Van and Josie Pepper. A graduate of Lincoln High School, she continued her education, earning her Associates’ Degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College. While at Co-Lin, she met her husband, Paul Newman.

Ruth owned and operated Mississippi Bonding Company and worked as a bail bondsman since 1969. She enjoyed gardening, walking, reading and visiting with her friends. Ruth cherished spending time with her family.

She was a member of Paul Truitt Baptist Church.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Newman.

Survivors include: children, Paula Newman of Pearl; Gene Newman and spouse Betty of Pearl; Leslie Newman and spouse Bob Mihalik of New York, NY; Edie Newman and spouse Angela of Pearl; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; her last surviving sister Josie and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or to the charity of your choice.

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10:00 AM 8/5/2020 10:00:00 AM
Floral Hills Memory Gardens

4111 US-80
Pearl, MS 39208

Floral Hills Memory Gardens
4111 US-80 Pearl 39208 MS
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

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