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Ruby Conner Newton

Mrs. Ruby Conner Newton of 433 Periwinkle Circle, South Boston died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on July 24, 1920 and was 91 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Fountain Carrington Conner and Leona Foster Conner and was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Johnson Newton Jr. Mrs. Newton was a member of First Baptist Church of Republican Grove.

Survivors include two sons, Lonnie J. Newton III and wife Allene of Henderson, Tenn. and T. Lawson Newton and wife Lisa of Advance, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Carter (Michele), Morgan and Benjamin Newton and Ashley Wiles.

A graveside service for Mrs. Newton will be held at First Baptist Church of Republican Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Shelton Miles III officiating.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, consider First Baptist Church of Republican Grove, 4210 Leda-Grove Road, Nathalie, VA 24577.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.