Published 9:39 am Thursday, February 7, 2013
Alice Jackson Newton, age 90, passed away on January 31, 2013. She was born in Frankfort, Kentucky on August 3, 1922 to Lula Mae Jackson and John Jackson, Jr. After graduation from Frankfort High School, class of 42, she worked at Barrett Shoe Company.
In 1946, she married James Byron Newton, Jr. of Savannah, Georgia and moved there to become a homemaker and mother to two daughters. She was a member of and Sunday school teacher at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. She had a successful catering business specializing in cakes and handmade party mints and, in addition, worked at Photocraft, the family business.
After retirement to Maggie Valley, North Carolina, Mrs. Newton enjoyed learning mountain crafts of basket weaving and quilting, and continued baking her specialty cakes.
Later, after moves to Atlanta and Brunswick, Georgia, Mrs. Newton settled in Birmingham, Alabama with her daughter Kathy and husband Jerry. There she volunteered for a United Way Agency, where she worked in the thrift store, the food pantry and the office. For her work with the Childrens Christmas Program, she was featured in the Birmingham newspaper the year she hand-crafted eighty-six Christmas stockings, one for each year of her age. She prepared food for the homeless through her church in Birmingham.
She is pre-deceased by her parents, her husband, Byron Newton and a sister, Lois Games. Her survivors include her two daughters, Kathy Pigott and Pamela Smith, sister, Doris Jean Barnett, and grandsons, Jeremy Brooks and Todd and Elliott Smith. She has nine great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the graveside service in the Hillcrest Abbey Cemetery, 1600 Wheaton St., Savannah, GA, on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lakeshore Hospice, 2000 N. Causeway Blvd. Mandeville, LA, 70471.