L to R: Cathy Boykin, Debra Etheridge, Ann Brice, Bethanne Pittman, & Rexanne Dawson!
Rexanne Dawson Newnam
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 19, 1952
  • Date of passing: Oct 26, 2014
Let the memory of Rexanne be with us forever

Rexanne Dawson Newnam, 62, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at her home.

A native of Lenoir County the daughter of the late Richard Jeter and Mildred Best Dawson. She was of the Methodist faith and worked for Whole Foods in Durham for many years and worked for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for over twenty years.

Memorial Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 1, 2014 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by Thomas Fisler.

Surviving are her husband of forty-two years, Ray D. Newnam of the home, a daughter, Jessica Newnam-Baicy of Leesburg, VA, two sisters; Ivey Pipkin of Stantonsburg, and Richie Fisler of Hurdle Mills.

In lieu of flowers, please give donations to Doctors without Borders or APS, Animal Protection Society.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. prior to the Memorial Service.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Marc Scagnelli on 26th October 2017

"So many happy memories!! We love you Rexanne!!"

This tribute was added by Marc Scagnelli on 26th October 2016

"We all love you so much Rexanne. You are always in our hearts and your kindness and warmth are a part of who we are."

This tribute was added by Marc Scagnelli on 26th October 2015

"So many people loved Rexanne. The first year after someone passes we are reminded of them each time a holiday, a birthday or other significant event occurs because it is the first time we experience those events without them. I know that after a year there is a little less sadness and more happy memories of what a loving joyful person Rexanne was. Sending kind and loving thoughts and prayers to all who are thinking of Rexanne today. We love and miss you Rexanne."

This tribute was added by Marc Scagnelli on 19th January 2015

"Today, January 19, is Rexanne's birthday. We love you sweetie, and miss you so much, but know you are with us. Happy birthday!"

This tribute was added by Bob Vasile on 1st November 2014

"Been living in Durham for over 40 years. She always greeted me with a smile and was always interested in how I felt and what
I was up to. One of the sweetest souls I have ever known . Bob Vasile"

This tribute was added by Terri Hedrick on 31st October 2014

"I was very saddened to read of Rexanne's death in the Henderson newspaper. Rexanne was one of the smartest people I have ever known. When I was much younger and even into my college years, I really admired her wit and intellect. I know she will be greatly missed. Chet and I can't attend the memorial service, but please know you are all in our thoughts. Terri Hunt Hedrick, part of the Stantonsburg gang."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Reaves on 30th October 2014

"Ray and Family my heart goes out to you Rexanne was such a nice kindness person I every met  she always had a smile on her face when I see her  and joke with me she will be missed  and she still be in our hearts forever Rest in peace Rexanne  my tm now my angel  love you  Kenneth Reaves"

This tribute was added by andrea muller on 30th October 2014

"Dearest Ray, Jessica, Richie and Family,  My love goes out to you each at this sad time.  So I celebrate her life, which was filled with love for all creatures great and small.  She brought so much to every life she touched, and we are all left better off for having known and loved her.  Thanks for sharing her with the rest of us. Love,
Andrea Muller"

This tribute was added by Michelle Lillie on 30th October 2014

"Dr. Newnam,
I am so sorry for the loss of Rexanne. Sending you warm hugs and silent  prayers to help you and your family to get through this difficult time. --Michelle Lillie"

This tribute was added by C M Johnson on 30th October 2014

"Ray, Richie and Jessica, We are deeply sadden to hear the news of Rexanne passing away. She was a great part of our lives and a great mother to the many kittens she helped us rescue. Our hearts will always remember her kindness, generosity and love for each other. Love and prayers from Michael, Krista, Patrick, Jacob, Thomas, Jack and our cats Max and Brando."

This tribute was added by Charles Leake on 30th October 2014

"Richie and family,
There are no words that can comfort you at the passing of Rexanne. But as for me, whenever I see flowers, I shell be comforted by remembering Rexanne's colorful spirit, how hearing her laugh warmed my soul and her shining light will shine in me when I have days that are a little a hard to go through. Please remember her love, may it help pull you all through. Sending love and prayers your way. -Charles Leake"

This tribute was added by Rick Williams on 29th October 2014

"Jessica, Richie and Ray, I'm so sorry to hear of Rexanne's passing. She was such a pleasure to know and I will always have the fondest of memories of her from the time we worked together. She always knew how to make me laugh and that's what I'll remember her for the most. She will surely be missed. Thinking of you all, Rick Williams"

This tribute was added by Kevin O'Brien on 29th October 2014

So sorry for your loss, please know that I am praying for you and your family.

This tribute was added by Robin Trivette on 29th October 2014

"Dr. Newnam,

We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of your family through this difficult time.  

Robin, Nathan, Brittany, & Cody Trivette, & Cameron Kester"

This tribute was added by Marc Scagnelli on 27th October 2014

"Ray, Jessica, Ivey, Richie and Tom,
I am so sad that Rexanne has passed on, we will all miss her gentle, kind soul. But I'm thankful she is free of the struggles of this physical world that have been so hard over the last years. Although we will miss those we love who have passed on, it is really only a short time until we are all together again. Sending you all lots of love, you are in my thoughts and prayers. - Marc Scagnelli"

This tribute was added by Annette Fowler on 27th October 2014

"Ray, Jessica and family,
We were saddened to hear of Rexanne's passing.  She was a kind and gentle soul with a wonderful heart.  She loved all God's creatures, great and small.  Though her light will continue to shine, she will be missed.  Our hearts love, thoughts and prayers are with you.  Godspeed Rexanne!  Steve, Annette, Autumn and Brandon Fowler"

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