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Dorothy Holmes Newton
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 17, 1928
  • Date of passing: Apr 5, 2014
Let the memory of Dorothy be with us forever

Dorothy Holmes Newton, 85, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.

A native of Franklin County, the daughter of the late Herbert G. and Irene PergersonHolmes . She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor, graduated from Hardbarger Business College and was affiliated in banking most of her life.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 9th 2014 at First Baptist Church in Creedmoor by Rev. Jim Shelley and Rev. David Richardson. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are a daughter, Sherrie N. Cates (Steve) of Creedmoor, two sons, Tim C. Newton (David Hollier) of Austin,TX., Bob Newton(Janet) of Creedmoor, a granddaughter, Ashley Newton and a grandson, Justin Newton. She was preceded in death by her husband Chester F. Newton, her sisters, Nell H. Cyrus, Luvene H. Spence, and Ann H. Collins; two brothers, Graham Holmes and Henry Franklin Holmes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Creedmoor Building Fund or Food Closet,P.O. Box 38, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, April 8th 2014 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by clementine pulliam on 22nd April 2014

"Sherrie, You have been a wonderful daughter and your mother was fortunate to have you. i am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my love and prayers surround you and your family.  Love, Clem"

This tribute was added by kathy williams on 17th April 2014

"Sherrie, My prayers and heart are with you at this time.  I just loss my mom in December, and know it's not easy.  But remember she is now at peace and perfect with god.  Take care of yourself girl and I'm here if you need me.  Kathy Williams, Beacon Cottage."

This tribute was added by Conrad Fulkerson on 10th April 2014

"Ms. Newton was a woman who grew throughout her entire life gaining wisdom, kindness, and sensitivity with each decade.  She was attuned to the feelings and inner life of those around her and responded to them deeply.  I only knew second hand but my life is richer, I am more courageous, and I have grown myself even with that distance.  Dorothy's love and caring was extended to the world no only in her relationships but also through her family who cared for her so deeply, so thoroughly, and so completely to make her life the fullest that it could be.  Her passing is such a loss to all of us and memories of her are treasures to the cherished."

This tribute was added by Debra Duke on 9th April 2014

"Sherrie, Tim and Bob know that your mom is in the arms of God now with no more pain.  She is one beautiful woman that God needed to come home to the Heavenly Father.  Sherrie I will never forget the good talks that me and you had about our moms.  The laugher and the tears together.  Sherrie always remember that you dis what needed to be done when it came time to help your mom out.  You will never forget those precious memories.  Oh, Sherrie if you need a mom to talk to sometimes you can always borrow mine.  She loves to talk.  Love to you all.  God Bless each of you."

This tribute was added by Kay Turner on 8th April 2014

"Prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I will miss her smiling face when she was able to be at church.  I will always remember her kindness shown to me in 1957 when Tim rode my school bus and at the end of the season she gave me a string of pearls. Another member of our Sunday School Class is now without pain and in the arms of their heavenly father."

This tribute was added by janice lyon on 8th April 2014

"Bob, Janet, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Newton's death.  Mrs. Newton taught my Sunday School  class at First Baptist many years ago.  She was a sweet and wonderful woman.  I know she will be missed but just know she is now in a better place and at peace.  May the Lord bless each of you and you are in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Anne Crews on 8th April 2014

"Our family is praying for you all and we wish you peace and good memories to get you all through this difficult time.
The Crews'"

This tribute was added by Tom Thompson on 7th April 2014

"Mrs. Newton was kind enough to allow me and some friends the opportunity to fish at her pond on numerous occasions over the past several years.  I always enjoyed chatting with her before we started, and bringing her a little bakery treat.  "You don't have to do that", she'd always say, "I know", I'd reply, "that's why I do it."  Sherrie, her brothers, and Steve did so much to care for her, what a wonderful family!"

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