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Linda Leigh Wilkerson Newton

Linda Leigh Wilkerson Newton, 73, of Clarksville, wife of Wilson Dennis Newton, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital.  Linda was born May 15, 1940 to the late James Fonnie Wilkerson and Chlorene Buchanan Wilkerson Tuck in Mecklenburg County.

A graduate of Bluestone Senior High School, Linda was the owner/operator of New-Be’s Convenient Store. She loved her grandchildren and dining with her husband, Dennis, and taking rides. She was an avid cheerleader for her children and grandchildren at all sporting events. Linda loved going to the beach. 

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Sorensen officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In addition to her husband of 54 years, Linda is survived by her children, Dennis Michael Newton of Roxboro, N.C. and Donna Newton Nunn and her husband, Todd, of Buffalo Junction; and her grandchildren, Stephen Michael Newton, Ashleigh Elizabeth Newton, and Megan Nicole Nunn; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances W. and Arthur Tingen of Clarksville, Patsy W. and Jerry Jones of Virgilina; and brothers and sister-in-law, James Emmett and Charolette Wilkerson of Las Vegas, Nev. and Robert Fonnie Wilkerson of Clarksville.  

The family received friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.  

Online condolences may be expressed to the Newton family at   


In lieu of flowers, consider contributions to the Mecklenburg County Life Saving and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1539, Clarksville, Va. 23927.