Mr. Dorris John Newman, age 90, of 986 Ga Hwy 120, Tallapoosa, GA, passed away May 16, 2012. Mr. Newman was born March 5, 1922 in Tallapoosa to the late Robert Dorris and Beulah Allen Newman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Enid Newman who passed away in 1996; brothers, Eugene Newman and Sam Newman; and sister, Helen Robinson.
Dorris was a devoted member of Tallapoosa First Baptist Church and served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Newman is survived by his son and daughter in law, Rodney and Ann Newman; grandsons, Ryan and Amanda Newman of Locust Grove and Rob and Beth Newman of Tallapoosa; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Long, Carter Newman, Olivia Newman, Sydney Newman, Hannah Newman and Jake Newman; sister, Wynell Sparks of Birmingham; and brothers, Herbert and Dolores Newman of Bremen, Max and Bonna Newman of Anniston and Wayne and Judy Newman of Jacksonville, FL.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the First Baptist Church of Tallapoosa with Dr. Roland Brown and Rev. Jason Hatchett officiating. Music will be provided by Robin Abney, Eddie Hulsey, and Bud Jones. Pallbearers serving will be Bill Bagwell, Eddie Newman, Tommy Newman, Mark Newman, Tim Grizzard, and William Craven.
Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery with Haralson County Veterans Association providing full military honors.
(bio by: Don Sharp)
Dorris was a US Army Veteran of WWII who Served with the 94th Infantry Division in Europe. See the 94th Division memorial page at
(Courtesy of: Harry Leichter)
Enid Bagwell Newman
1926–1996 (m. 1942)
Herbert Edward Newman
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