She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewell and Lucille Burnette; daughter, Janet Alisa; and brother, Glen Burnette.
She attended Coghill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Wendell “Dusty” Newman, whom she loved dearly; daughter, Anita Droke and husband, Ernie; precious grandchildren: Taylor, Ryan, and Abby, all of Etowah; three sisters: Margie Mull and husband, Wayne, Elaine Ward and husband, John, all of Cleveland, and Evelyn Scroggins of Plattsburg, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 14, 2013, in the south chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah, with Dr. Harold Curtis and the Rev. Joe Hatcher officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 this evening prior to the service at the funeral home.
Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. and proceed to Green Hill Cemetery for the 11 a.m. committal service.
David Ward, Marvin Newman, Steve Newman, Kevin Newman and Mike Brock will serve as pallbearers.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga TN 37416
If unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com.