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Hal Newman Arrangements And Obituary





Mr. William “Hal” Newman, age 58, of Shelbyville, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Select Specialty in Nashville, Tenn.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Steve Murphree will officiate. Burial will be in Augusta, Ga.

Visitation will be 12 noon until service time Saturday.
(Complete obituary information to follow)

He was born February 7, 1955, in Augusta, Georgia, to Peggy McDonald and the late William H. Newman, Jr. He was a breeder and trainer of Tennessee Walking Horses for over forty years. He was the trainer and rider of many grand champions at the Celebration and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Newman, of Shelbyville; his mother, Peggy McDonald (Ray), of North Augusta, South Carolina; two step daughters, Candice Lokey, of Thomson, Georgia and Beverly Callie Stuckey, of Franklin, Tennessee; a brother, Dan Newman, (Leslie Robeson), of Goodlettsville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Ashtyn and Faith Simons; father and mother in law, Hudson and Barbara Hopkins, sister in law, Karen Tector, and nephew, Kyle Tector, all of Thomson, Georgia.

Memorials may be made to: Hal Newman Fund, C/O first Community Bank, 207 Elm Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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