Mary E. Newcum


Mary E. Newcum

Mary E. Newcum, 91, of Lufkin, was born April 24, 1917, in Milan, Missouri, and she passed away Friday, May 9, 2008, in a Lufkin hospital.

Mrs. Newcum had resided in Lufkin for the past 25 years, and prior to that, had resided in Kirksville, Missouri for 66 years. She married Jesse Raymond Newcum on February 14, 1945. She and Jesse owned and operated Newcum Refrigeration in Kirksville, Missouri. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Dr. Jansen Todd of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Debra Newcum of Dallas; grandchildren, Angela Brooks and husband Damon of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brett Todd of Lufkin, Cragg Todd and wife Christie of Lindale, Shawn Todd and wife Holly of Sarasota, Florida, Emily Todd of Lufkin, Nicole Webster and husband Larry of Austin, DeAnna Savory and husband Mike of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Jansen Newcum of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Addison Brooks, Jaxson Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Anna Claire Todd, Easton Webster, Noah Webster, Lauren Savory, Ryan Savory and David Savory; and a number of nieces, nephews and family members.

Mrs. Newcum was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Raymond Newcum; her parents, Herbert and Edna Knight; sisters, Alice Scott and Eleanor Hard; brothers, Paul Knight, Ross Knight and Dean Knight; and grandson, Scott Todd.

Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Newcum's memory may be made to St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 1115 S. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904; Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904; or to the charity of your choice.

Graveside services for Mrs. Newcum will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Kirksville, Missouri, under the direction of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville, Missouri.

Gipson Funeral Home; Philip Snead, local director