Ethel Mae Adams Newton, 94, of Monticello, passed away on June 25, 2018 at The Woods Nursing & Rehab in Monticello.
She was born on July 28, 1923 in Collins to the late George Adams and Effie Anderson Adams Ogles.
Mrs. Newton was the widow of Arthur Lee Newton, Sr. She retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of East Side Missionary Baptist Church. Her passion in life was the Relay for Life. Having had cancer herself in 1986, she supported and was involved in that endeavor. She and her late husband, owned and operated Quality Cleaners and owned and operated a grocery store at the corner of Boyd and Jackson, where many students patronized them, and would even sell a half of a sandwich if that was what they wanted.
Mrs. Newton was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was very faithful to her Lord and church.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Robbie Faye Swan, two brothers, George Adams and Frank Adams, one sister, Hazel Ogles and one grandson, Randy Newton.
Survivors include two sons, Arthur Lee Newton, Jr. and wife Diane and Carlton Newton and wife Lila, both of Monticello; ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at East Side Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Rash Cemetery.