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Sherri Jewell Martin Newell, age 52 of Woodbury, Ga., died Saturday July 28, 2012, at Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange, Ga.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 2, 2012, at the chapel of Smith-Steele-Meadows Funeral Home in Woodbury, with Rev. Scotty Fowler officiating with the following serving as pallbearers: Keith Logan Oglesby, Sr., Thomas "T.J." Fowler, Jr., Clint Fowler, Scotty Gordy, Colten Phillips, Devin Brown, Bill Wesley Newell, Billy Bowles and Don Whitten. Interment will follow in the Woodbury City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the home of Agnes Melton, 18416 Main Street, Woodbury, Ga. and also prior to the service on Thursday from 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Sherri was born July 9, 1960, the daughter of Doug Martin and Rosa Joann Middlebrooks Martin. She was a homemaker and had worked most of her life as a caregiver. She was a loving and devoted mother, and will be remembered for her gift of laughter, her kindness, and her caring generosity. In her younger years, Sherri was a model. She enjoyed working in plays and the drama team and loved to dance. She had also worked at K-Mart in Thomaston.
Sherri was a member of Genesis Baptist Church in Pine Mountain, Ga. and she "loved" her pastor, Scotty Fowler and her church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a step-brother, Mike Martin and a step-sister, Debbie Martin.
Survivors include a son, John "Jovi" Newell, and a daughter Whitney Brienna "Brie" Newell, both of Woodbury, one step-son, Bill Newell of Thomaston, Ga., her pet companion "Bella"; a brother, John Charles Oglesby, Jr. of Knoxville, Tn.; a sister, Angela Sue Oglesby Brown of Newnan, Ga.; two nephews, Keith Logan Oglesby, Sr. of Knoxville, Tn., Thomas "T.J." Fowler, Jr., of Newnan, Ga. and a special aunt, Agnes Melton of Woodbury, Ga. and special classmates and friends, Debra Whitten, Rita Rohleder, Jessica Moody, Lisa Newell, Lisa Perry and Viv. She had so many friends we cannot list them all but Sherri loved each one.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sherri Jewell Newell Memorial Fund c/o Angela Brown, P. O. Box 2518, Newnan, Ga. 30264; Bank of America, Memorial Fund for Sherri Jewell Newell, 17 Greenville St. C/O Angela Brown, Newnan, Ga. 30264 or First Bank of Pike County, Thomaston, Ga., Concord, Ga. or Molena Ga.
Smith-Steele-Meadows Funeral Home, Woodbury, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.