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Bonnie Moffitt Newman

Bonnie Moffitt Newman

Bonnie Moffitt Newman, 82, died Jan. 1, 2014, at the Laurels of Hendersonville after an extended illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was the daughter of the late Earl Moffitt and Myrtle Orr Moffitt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia Lynn Newman; and her brother, William A. Moffitt.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Everett C. Newman; son, Lawrence Newman of Charlotte; sister, Mary Lou Newman of Belton, S.C.; a half brother, Jim Moffitt of Travelers Rest, S.C.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at French Broad Baptist Church of which she was a lifelong member, with the Rev. Kemuel Pruitt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to French Broad Baptist Church, 182 Grandview Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.