Mary Newberry

Mary Ethel Newberry (Ussery)

Sunday, June 12th, 1949 - Friday, April 2nd, 2021
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Mary Ethel Ussery Newberry, 71, of Gray, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021. A celebration of Mrs. Newberry’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 6, at 1:00 PM at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with her son, Pastor Chuck Beaver officiating. Immediately following, she will be laid to rest in the church cemetery. The family will have a time of visitation on Monday, April 5, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at FairHaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Newberry was born on June 12, 1949, in Macon, Georgia, to the late Herman Hartsel Ussery and Mary Frances Hunnicutt Ussery. She was retired from Middle Georgia Paper, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Mrs. Newberry loved her dog Phoebe, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her greatest joy came from those who called her Mom and “Re.”

Mrs. Newberry was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Howell Franklin “Buddy” Newberry, Jr. and brother, Jack Ussery.

Mrs. Newberry is survived by her daughter, Wendy Newberry Gaskin (John “Jeb”); son, Chuck Beaver (Kristen); grandchildren, Courtney Beaver, Jared Beaver, and Aubrey Gaskin; brother, George Ussery (Arlene); and several nieces and nephews.

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FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services has charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 5th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, April 5th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Fairhaven Funeral Home
    4989 Mount Pleasant Church Rd
    Macon, GA 31216
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 1:00pm
    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
    5455 Mount Pleasant Church Road
    Macon, Georgia 31216
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    Pastor Chuck Beaver
  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 |
    Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery
    5455 Mount Pleasant Church Road
    Macon, Georgia 31216
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Dee S.

Posted at 09:05pm
A special Sister for a special brother.

May your memories continue to be sweet.

Psalms 23

George Ussery

Posted at 12:25pm
Growing up, Sister and I didn’t play together that much. Being a girl and guy, we didn’t have the same interests. But I did like teasing her because she got so upset. Over the years, both of us told the story of the time she chased me around the house with a knife.

Later, she got married early and I went off to college. But one Christmas soon after I married Arlene, Sister brought Mom and Chucky to see us in Iowa. That was a special time. She bought a white puppy with a curly tail that she had for a long time.

Over the years when our family came to Georgia, we shared lots good times around Macon as well as making trips to Jacksonville to see family there. In more recent years when I flew out by myself, I spent a good deal of time with Sister. She often bought me boiled peanuts and Finches barbeque which I didn’t get in California. Sometimes we made the trip to Florida and enjoyed talking a lot on the way. In 2018 Arlene and I stopped by on our van trip and had a nice time with Sister although we missed Buddy. During that visit, Sister put together a very nice family reunion. I really enjoyed seeing a lot of family I hadn’t seen in a long time and may never see again.

Since then our relationship with Sister depended on phone calls. I liked to call to chat about family news and to ask her if she remembered events I couldn’t recall completely. I’m really glad we had those talks. We probably got closer during these last years than at any other time. I will miss her.

George and Arlene Ussery

Roberta Weintraut

Posted at 10:38pm
Wishing you hope and healing in this difficult time
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Mom,Dad,Traci ,John and family

Posted at 11:00am
Thoughts and prayers for you all! May the Lord bring you peace at this difficult time!
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