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Obituary for James Eley Newsome, Sr.
James Eley Newsome, Sr., 82, of Jamesville died Friday, January 31, 2020, at his residence in Jamesville.
Born August 5, 1937 in Hertford County he was the son of the late James Kelly Newsome and Annie Bell Jones Newsome and was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Manning Newsome. Eley was an educator his working life as a principal and later assistant superintendent with Hertford County Public Schools and after his retirement became a gentleman farmer and was a member of Ahoskie First Baptist Church. He was a member of Davie Lodge No. 39 of Ahoskie, Roanoke Chowan Shrine Club, Scottish and York Rite and a Shriner serving in 1999 as Potentate.
His family includes his sons, James E. Newsome, Jr. and wife Kolleen of Greensboro, N.C. and Odis B. Newsome and wife Melissa of Raleigh, N.C. and eight grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Plymouth with Pastor Paul Harrington and Reverend Grant H. Graff officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday at the church following the service. The family suggests sending memorial contributions to Jamesville EMS & Rescue or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth