Funeral services to honor the life of Elbert Benjamin “Ben” Newman, Sr. 93, 0f Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM today, September 9, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Newman’s memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 or to charity of one’s choice.
Mr. Newman died Sunday, September 4, 2016. He was born in Sumter, SC and was the son of the late James Gatlin and Ella Yates Newman. He married Dorothy Jo Sewell on 02/15/1946 in Sumter, SC. He was a US Army veteran of WWII, a member of the 511th paratroopers in the Pacific and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Newman owned and operated Newman’s Furniture Company in Camden, SC for over 50 years. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church and a member of James Leroy Belk Post 17 of the American Legion. He loved to hunt and fish and loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Newman, daughter, Joan Ella N. Sheorn and her husband Billy, of Camden; sons, Elbert Benjamin “Benny” Newman, Jr. and his wife Shirley, of Blythewood, Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Newman and his wife Miriam of Camden; grandchildren; Brett Ives, of Lugoff, Lindsie Sheorn Hatfield (Charles), of Camden, Kristen Newman Huff (Matt), of Newnan, GA, Elise Newman Hatfield (Bobby), of Columbia, Jeremy Newman (Megan), of Norfolk, VA, Bryan Newman (Jessica) of Lugoff and Matthew Newman, of Camden; step-grandchildren, Harriet Sheorn Jennings (Dell), Winston-Salem, NC, Neco Barnes (Shelley) of Ridgeway; 12 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great, grandchildren and 1 step-great-great grandchild and a numerous number of nephews and nieces.
Special thanks to the staff of Karesh Long Term Care and Kershaw Health Hospice for their loving care of our daddy these past 3 months. Special thank you to Jamie Guy for his special friendship during these past few months.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Newman family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com