George Riley Newman

Born in Cheatham County, TN on July 31, 1920

Departed on September 18, 2011 and resided in Nashville, TN

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NEWMAN, George Riley, age 91, Nashville, September 18, 2011. A proud WWII veteran. Preceded in death by eight brothers and three sisters. Survived by wife, Betty Newman; sons, George Jr., Doug, Elmer, Paul, Ray and Travis Newman; daughter, Jane Holt; grandchildren, Holt, Dennis Eugene Jr., Dwight Joseph Newman, Danny Newman, Dennis Montgomery Monty Newman, George Riley Trey III Newman, Jeremy Todd Newman, Michael Allen Newman, Anna Michelle Newman, Deanna Newman, Jennifer Pauline Newman, Laura Ann Newman, Lisa Faye Newman, Melissa Dawn Newman, Wanda Sue; great-grandchildren, Hall, Brennon John Hughes, Franklin Hunter Hughes, Caleb Lee Newman, Cole Pierce Newman, Christopher Clayton Newman, Jackson Travis Newman, Justin Tyler Newman, Randall Miller Newman, Ryan Leigh Newman, Tyler Bryce Newman, Tyler O'Bryan, Batts-Newman, Camryn Faye Beattie, Carolyn Louise Newman, Kali Noele Beattie, Laurada Riley; great great-grandchildren, Newman, Landon Miller Newman, Rylan Triston. The life celebration service will be at 1pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation, Monday, 5-8 pm at HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME 9090 Hwy 100 615 646-9292

12 Comments to George Riley Newman

  1. Donna Walker
    September 18, 2011 12:00 am

    Jane, I’m so sorry on the loss of your dad. Cherish your memories. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Ella Rigby
    September 18, 2011 12:00 am

    We are going to miss seeing our dear neighbor walking ,as we already have since he has been in the nursing home. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of the family,hold onto your memories because they last forever. Neighbors for almost 40 years, Ben & Ella Rigby

  3. Steve & Debbie Holt
    September 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Our love and prayers are with all of you and your family. God bless you all.

  4. Melissa Dawn Newman
    September 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Papaw, you are the only man in my life that was always there for me thru the good and bad. You taught me how to fish, plant a garden, well i could go on and on but you already know. The best memories I have are riding on your gravely while you tilled the garden and helping you with your tools under the carport. Playing rook and checkers will never be the same. No song you taught me will be sung the same. I am your grandchild but you were, are and always will be my daddy. You will be greatly missed but will live on in my children. They were all fortunate to know you and love you as I do. You gave me courage, strength, sense of humor and most importantly my head strong ways. I am so glad to have been there with you till the end and I promise to be right by grandma to help her thru this. I love you papaw and will be expecting you to watch after me like you always have. So, dance that jig and keep em on their toes up there and save one for me LOVE, MISSY

  5. Dustin Chisam
    September 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Jane you are in my prayers….If you need anything I’m here for you…
    Love ya,
    Dustin

  6. Karen Braswell
    September 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Jane, you and your wonderful family are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you all God’s strength and love to comfort you. Love ya, Karen

  7. Janie Woodard
    September 20, 2011 12:00 am

    The community has lost a dear, sweet, loving neighbor and friend. We treasure the memories as he stood with Ms Nancy at the corner during all those Wade school years. His wonderful gardening tips, old stories and the fun he had on Friday nights. He liked the music, but mostly he liked talking to all of the people. We will miss him. With Sympathy, Janie Woodrd

  8. Jim & Janice Boone
    September 20, 2011 12:00 am

    Doug, we are so sorry for your loss. You are an inspiration to listen to each week in our wonderful Sunday School Class. Your Dad must have been a wonderful man also. Thinking of you with our love. Jim & Janice Boone

  9. Patricia Newman Womack
    September 20, 2011 12:00 am

    So sorry, Doug. Thinking of all of you.

  10. Terry and Sherri Rogers
    September 20, 2011 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. Your Dad will be missed by many, he was a pillar in the Scottsboro community.

  11. Tony King
    September 20, 2011 12:00 am

    Travis, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Also sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God Bless Tony

  12. Carol Newman Boo
    September 20, 2011 12:00 am

    Many years we shared many laughs and many times of togetherness. Many years have come and gone since then. I suppose we all grow old and find our time meeting God face to face. Pap was always a joker and made many people’s lives just a little happier. Momma Newman, remember the good in all that you have shared with others. I didn’t forget you. I have such fond memories of you and Pap. Smile as often as you can for you have so much still going for you with such a large family of love. All your children are alive and healthy. I will come see you soon. I love you. Sorry I didn’t make it today, but DeAnna had to take all 3 kids to the doctor @ 10:30 and because of unusual circumstances we didn’t leave there until 1:00. Much too long but we couldn’t help it.
    Give all my love to all. I think of you often. Carol