Funeral services for Ben Franklin Newsome, 91, of Seco, will be held at 1 p.m., May 16, at Carty Funeral Home of Neon. Burial will be in the Newsome family cemetery at Seco.
A son of the late Joseph and Susan Yonts Newsome, he died May 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital
He was the widower of Phoebe Blanton Newsome and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Sue “Kitten” Newsome; four brothers, Henry, Homer, Livingston and Roy; four sisters, Montanna, Hattie, Allie and Ronalda; and a son-in-law, David Fields.
Mr. Newsome was a member of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Rose Fields and Lina Quillen and husband Dale, all of Seco, and Betty Anderson and husband Jim of Sidney, Ohio; three stepsons; five stepdaughters; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Newman of Millstone.