Name:    George Wilson Newberry

From:  The Decatur Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois
Date:  Saturday, February 27, 2006   

George Wilson Newberry, 79 of Decatur died 1:05 am. Friday in Decatur Memorial Hospital. George was born March 26, 1926 in Dover, Tenn., son of Green & Lola Faye Knight Newberry. George married Mary Lavon Flemings May 20, 1944 in Decatur. She died September 13, 1979. He married Delores Jean McCoy Shafer December 1, 1979.

Surviving are his wife, sons; Earl Newberry (Nancy) of Titusville, Fl., Jerry Newberry (Judith), Mike Newberry (Sandy), Terry Newberry, Pete Newberry (Becky), Robert Shafer & companion Connie, Chuck Shafer (Diane), Rick Shafer, daughters; Mary Ann Flesch of Decatur, Beverly Grinestaff, Terrie England (Phil) all of Decatur, Charlotte Wright of Mt. Zion, brothers; Rodger Newberry of Arizona, Barney Newberry (Diane) of Virginia, sister; Dorothy Sims (Bruce) of Decatur, 34 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and his devoted dog Shorty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 son-in-law and one grandchild.