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Nat Newman

December 15, 1937 — December 28, 2022

Nathaniel Rives Newman, III “Nat,” 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, in Bolivar, TN. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, December 30, 2022, at 2 PM at the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN with Rev. John Banks officiating. Burial to follow at Spring Hill Church Cemetery in Stanton, TN. A visitation will be held from 1 PM until the hour of service at the funeral home. Nat was born on December 15, 1937, in Covington, TN to Nathaniel Rives and Kathryn Hill Newman. He married Nancy Safley, and they were married for 61 years. He was a Naval Lieutenant JG Submariner Veteran. He was a member of Stanton Methodist Church. His favorite thing to do was to take his wife, children, and grandchildren to the beach. He was an outdoorsman and loved hunting. He loved to spend time watching cowboy movies and animals. His prized possession was his family. Nat is survived by his wife Nancy Safley Newman; one son, Rives Newman (Ashley); two daughters, Kathryn Hassell (Joey) and Paige Woods; one brother, Burton C. Newman (Patsy); eleven grandchildren, Jon, Desi, Jenna, and Savannah Hassell; Charles Woods (Katie), Mary Nelle Jones (Michael), McKenzie Peeler (Huffman), Rachel Woods, Nathan, Shelton, and Carson Newman and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Nathaniel Rives Newman, Jr. and Kathryn Hill Newman and a son-in-law, Clyde Woods. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220. All arrangements are under the direction of the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN.
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Visitation

Friday, December 30, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, December 30, 2022

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Burial

Friday, December 30, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery

440 Springhill Rd, Stanton, TN 38012

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