May 17, 2020
Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Newton age 68 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning, May 10, 2020 in Smithville. She was born June 11, 1951 to her parents, the late Orville and Ethel Alberta Barley Whitmore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Skip Newton; 4 siblings, Gerald Biggers, Nickie Biggers, Larry Whitmore and Terry Whitmore. She was a restaurant and factory worker. Bobbie leaves to cherish her memory, 3 children, Kris Power (Rhonda King) of Smithville, Shane Newton of Gainesboro, Angela Newton of Cookeville; 7 grandchildren, Jacob Power, Stephan Phillips, Shawn Phillips, Michael Phillips, Gabriel Newton, Shane Newton, Jr., and Israel Newton; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Dale Biggers of Louisiana; 1 sister, Jennie Biggers Trayanoff of Louisiana; special friends, Ann Cantrell, Ricky Cantrell, Hayle and Jade Cantrell and Bridgett Shannon Sink. The family has honored Ms. Newton’s request to be cremated and no services are planned. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.