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Joanell Newsom dies at 73

Joanell Newsom, 73, of Jenkins, formerly of Somerset, died January 23 at Pikeville Medical Center.

Born in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Callie Burke Newsom, and a sister of the late Marcia Reynolds, Lana Petry, Tracy Newsom, and Carson Newsom.

Surviving are her longtime companion, Kirby White, Jenkins; a daughter, Kathy Brownyard, Rochester, N.Y.; three sons, Gregory Steve Fleming, Burnside; Stephan Wayne Fleming, Somerset; and Richard Lee Serrano, Clintwood, Va.; six grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Mary Lynn White; three sisters, June Arthur, Martinsville, Ind.; Judy Johnson, Myra; and Jennifer Evans, New Berlin, Ill.; and two brothers, Terry Newsom, Corbin, and Kerry Newsom, Dorton.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family at: Stefan Fleming, 6636 Rush Branch Rd., Somerset, Ky. 42501.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in Jenkins. Burial will take place in the Newsom Cemetery at a later date.

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