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John Scott Newton

Died: Sat., Jul. 29, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 01, 2017
Location: Powell Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 02, 2017
Location: Community Congregational Church

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John Scott Newton, Jr., age 65 of Southern Pines died Saturday (July 29, 2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.


A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at Community Congregational Church in Southern Pines conducted by The Rev. Mike Dobbs. A private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Powell Funeral Home.


A native of Moore County he was a son of the late John Scott Newton and Nadine Everette Newton. Scott worked with Progress Energy for 32 years retiring as a line service supervisor. He loved working with children and spent many years working with Southern Pines Parks and Recreation coaching peewee football and Optimist baseball. He was also an avid deer hunter.


He was preceded in death by a brother Everett Newton.


He is survived by his wife Jane Blue Newton; daughter Laura Newton Ekram and husband Faisal of Bellevue, WA; sons John Gaines Newton of Asheboro and Daniel Madison Newton of Southern Pines; sisters and brothers Evelyn Gipson and husband Michael of Pinehurst, Charles Newton of Richmond, VA, Dennis Newton and wife Kris of Chesapeake, VA, Lisa Eubank of Wilmington, Carol Hess and husband Richard of Jackson Springs; two grandchildren Haris and Noah Ekram.


Memorials may be made to the Community Congregational Church, 141 North Bennett Street, Southern Pines, NC 23837 and Sandhills Optimist Club.


Powell Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Newton family.



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David Miller
   Posted Sun July 30, 2017
Scott was a great fellow employee to work with while we were at CP&L. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane and all he family. David & Sandra Miller

Janet Cunningham
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Dear Jane and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Scott's passing. He was a wonderful father and the loss is to all of us.

Connie Royalty
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Jane, Laura, Daniel and John, I am so sorry to hear about Scott. He was always ready to help out anyone that needed help, loved his family, church and community. Laura he was so proud to have 2 grandsons - make sure they know what a wonderful man he was.

Gay Williams Martin
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Dear Jane & Family, Sorry to hear about Scott's death. You will be in our thoughts & prayers in the days ahead! Great loss to the "Pinecrest Class of 1970"! Love & Prayers, Mike & Gay Martin

Nancy Lawrence
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
May God give you peace and strength at this trying time.
2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
That he did.
Much love,
The Lawrence family

Lori Kish
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Dear Jane and Family - We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Lori Kish (Nanette's sister)

Lynn and Janet Clippard
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Jane and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Scott was one of my best friends when I lived there. I always thought of him a lot over the years.
I know he was a good husband and father.

Our prayers go out to the family> May you RIP old friend.

Lynn and Janet Clippard

Sonja Reckeweg Brewton
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Miss Jane, I am shocked and saddened to learn of Scott's passing. So very sorry for your loss. Praying God will comfort and strengthen you. Love Sonja

Rosemary Read
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Scott. I will keep your family in my prayers.

   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Dear Jane I am so sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers at this time.

Virgil and Frances Pickler
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Scott. Knew Scott from school at Pinecrest and from CP&L. Wonderful man that will be missed. Our prayers are with the family.

Nancy Scott Kiser
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Jane I am so sorry to hear about Scott. I was just talking to you a couple of weeks ago on the phone asking you about Scott. It's so sad our love ones leave us when you think it's just time now to start taking it easy in life together. I am hear for you if you need to talk because it is so hard to lose a loved one. May God bless you.

Nancy Scott Kiser