Funeral services for Mr. Rufus M. Newell, age 82, of York will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2 P.M. from the Chapel of Bumpers Funeral Home with Bro. David Wilkinson and Bro. Jack White officiating. Burial will follow in the Clay Memorial Cemetery in Cuba. Visitation for Mr. Newell will be Monday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mr. Newell passed away Friday, May 13, 2011 at Hill Hospital in York. He was a retired brakeman for AT&N, Frisco, and Burlington Northern Rail Road.
Mr. Newell is survived by his wife Barbara W. Newell of York; daughters Diane Ward of Springfield, MO; Brenda Lovell (Reid) of Franklin, TN; Donna Dial (Jim Allen, Jr.) of Livingston; step children Mike Springfield (Liz) of York; Melissa Acton (Robert) of Meridian; Melinda Coffman (Darrin) of Meridian; sister Edris Kessler of Cincinnati, OH; 9 Grandchildren Shelly Spears, Sherry Potts (Chance), Stacy Kroutil (Mark), Council Hightower, Tutt Hightower, Jimmy Dial (Denna), Tammy Dial Cole (Mike), Melissa Dial Fuller (Bram), Shannon Dial Rumley (Bryan); 8 step grandchildren Chance Tucker, Gena Springfield, Crystal Acton Waltman, Hunter Thornton, Jessica Coffman, Jellena Coffman, Justin Coffman, Michael Thornton; two great grandchildren Bradon Massey, Grayson Springfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gid & Kate Newell; sister Doris Hinton, and brother G.H. Newell.
Pallbearers: Jimmy Dial, Council Hightower, Tutt Hightower, J.J. Dial, Blake Dial, Tanner Kroutil, Chance Tucker, Hunter Thornton, Justin Coffman, Michael Thornton.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or York Baptist Church at P.O. Box 548, York, Alabama 36925.
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Bumpers Funeral Home of York will be in charge of arrangements.