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G. Joan Newbold

Mrs. G. Joan Conner Newbold, 89, of Richmond, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
   She was born on January 7, 1927 to Russell “Bus” and Thelma Showalter Conner, both of whom preceded her in death, and the proud granddaughter of Wayne County artist Charles Conner. She was a 1945 graduate of Fountain City High School. She and William E. Newbold were married on September 1, 1950. They were blessed with three sons and 49 years of marriage until his death on April 12, 2000.
   Mrs. Newbold formerly worked at Wayne County Abstract Co. and the Wayne County Auditor’s Office. She was a member of Faith-Trinity United Methodist Church and the church’s CHIU and Joy Bearer Women’s Group. She enjoyed sketching, reading her Bible, cooking and welcoming guests into her home.
   Mrs. Newbold will be missed by her sons, John Conner Newbold, William Francis Newbold and Sidney Lee Newbold; special friend, Michael Smith; grandchildren, Phyllis Newbold, Josh Newbold, Jamison Newbold and Audrey Newbold; step-brother, Robert Barker; step-sister, Dorothy McMillan; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
   Mrs. Newbold was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brother, Francis “Hink” Conner; and step-brothers Wilbur Barker, David Barker and William Barker.
   Mrs. Newbold’s life will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, May 30, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions are encouraged for Faith-Trinity United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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A memory is a photograph taken by the heart. Joan definitely left her Family with a photo album. My husband has so many memories with his grandmother, all of them wonderful.  She will always be remembered within our laughter and our tears. It is within us that her history will become a future. All of my Love, and all of my sympathy to my husband and his beautiful family at this difficult time.

Love you,


Julie Newbold May 30 2016 12:00 AM

Sid, We're so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.
May you find peace knowing that she is with the Lord.
Jeff & Karen Butler

jeff butler May 29 2016 12:00 AM

Dear John,Bill and Sid, Was so sorry to hear of Aunt Joan's passing. Although I had not seen her in many years I still remember all of the fun times I had growing up with all of you...Such great times at all of the family holidays. My sincere condolences to all of you and your families. With love, Jane Ellen Newbold Darden

jane darden May 29 2016 12:00 AM

Sid: sending my condolences on the loss of your Mother.  Reading the obituary led me to realize the family connection with my lovely dear friend Ginny Conner.  She belonged to my homemakers club for many years and endeared herself to the whole community.

Shirley Wise May 27 2016 12:00 AM

My uncle wrote me this poem after my own mother passed away because it was a very hard time for me.  I took such comfort in it and would like to share it with you.  He has since gone to be with the Lord himself. I am always here for you...Sid and Mike, John, and family-
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tender time.  

"It's hard to lose a loved one,
Especially a mother dear
Who cherished you and nourished you
And gave you such special care.
Who always seemed to be there
In that special time of need
With outstretched arms and a comforting kiss
And compassion in word and deed.
Would she want you to be sad and grieve?
When in life she dried your tears
And was sad herself if you were sad
And tried to calm your fears.
No, she would take comfort in having you know
That she has just passed through
The portal to God's glorious kingdom
Where she may start anew.
So when in a dream or just in memory
You see her smiling face,
Return her smile and be content
To know she is in God's Grace."  By Joseph Howard Gustin

Jane Gustin McDugle May 26 2016 12:00 AM

I have not seen Joan in many years but I remember that she had a beautiful smile. My condolences to her family and friends.

Marcia Sloan May 26 2016 12:00 AM

Dear John,Bill & Sid & Mike...Your Mother was the Best...We all have had such wonderful times this side of Heaven ..For her the Party is just beginning ..Prayers go up for you all and the Family..Huggs and Love


LuAnn Brisco May 26 2016 12:00 AM