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Carolyn Woodard Newton

Carolyn “Jo” Newton was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on January 20, 2022 at age 77.

She was born to Ollis and Letha Woodard on June 2, 1944 in Rentz, GA. Jo was the youngest of six siblings who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Lee Newton Arnold (Garrett) and grandson, Joshua Arnold. Jo is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Throughout Jo’s professional career she worked for numerous medical practices (Dr. M. Cade Covington and Sandhills Family Practice) as a Certified Medical Assistant.

Jo loved spending time with her family. She was a true nurturer and loved helping others. Jo had a green thumb and could root anything. Jo was an avid reader and especially loved mysteries. She often joked that she used to read romance novels, but after her divorce, she switched to reading about murder.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jo’s name to the Lee County Literacy Council: http://leecountyliteracync.org/contact.html

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Lee, Just hearing about your Mom. Praying for comfort and peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. We love you from the whole Russ family.

Sharlyn Sifford Jan 30 2022 3:47 PM

Lee, I am sincerely sorry about your mama. I enjoyed working with her. She made the best spaghetti and I loved her butterscotch muffins. Hugs

Lynette ALLEN Jan 30 2022 8:25 AM

Lee, so sorry to find out your mother died. My mind was flooded with memory of her, we had such fun working together at Dr. Covington's office.

Vickie Strickland Jan 26 2022 11:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Newton

Loraine Way Hockaday Jan 25 2022 5:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Newton

Shelia McNeill Jan 24 2022 1:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Newton

Heather Marino Jan 24 2022 12:52 PM

Dear Lee and Family,
We pray that God embraces you tightly today and in the days ahead. May your most precious memories of your precious Mama give you comfort. Your JoJo was loved by so many and will be missed. Sending condolences with love and hugs to you all.

Andy & Dorline (Rose) Nelson - Edgewater, Florida Jan 23 2022 1:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Newton

Kathi Dawson Jan 23 2022 1:25 PM

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Mary Lett Thomas Jan 23 2022 1:17 PM

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sammy Lucas Jan 23 2022 10:34 AM

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