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Sherman Merritt Newton, Jr.
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 2, 1934
  • Date of passing: Jan 9, 2018
Let the memory of Sherman be with us forever

Sherman Merritt Newton, Jr., 83, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital after an eleven year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

A lifetime resident of Granville County, he was the son of the late Sherman Merritt Newton, Sr. and Annie Laurie Newton. He was of the Christian Faith and retired from Duke Energy after thirty-four years of service. Merritt loved camping, Nascar Racing, Carolina Basketball and his Boston Terrier.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. January 13, 2018 at First Baptist Church Butner by Rev. Jim Shelley. Entombment will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-one years, Jackie E. Newton of the home; a daughter, Sherry Swann and husband Buddy of Timberlake; a sister, Ann Newton of Butner; two brothers, Charles Newton of Creedmoor and Bob Newton of Durham and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday evening January 12, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

The family extends our sincere gratitude to the caregivers who cared for Merritt over the many years.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amy Boyd on 13th January 2018

"Oh Sherry, we are so saddened to hear of your dads passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Amy and Jerry Boyd"

This tribute was added by Teresa Faulkner on 12th January 2018

"So saddened to hear of Mr. Newton's passing.  Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  Steve"

This tribute was added by Susan Jacques on 12th January 2018

"Patrick and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, Sherry.  Sending love and prayers at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Carol Ward on 12th January 2018

"Jackie and Sherry - my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Jones-Rayborn on 11th January 2018

"I will keep you all in my prayers. May God be with you during this difficult time. "Mert" was ALWAYS outside in the yard or walking the baby. Psalms 116:15 - Precious in the sight of the LORD [is] the death of his saints. We love you-Barbara & family"


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