Bernice C. Newman, 81, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Pardee Memorial Hospital. A native of Buncombe County, she lived in Henderson County over sixty years. She was the daughter of the late James Wilford and Mary Dorothy Frisbee Corn, and the wife of the late Clyde Curtis Newman, Sr. who died in October, 1992. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Corn and a sister, Kate Sams. Besides helping her husband on his farm and raising a family, her career included being a bookkeeper for Select Foods, Southern Agricultural Insecticides, and lastly First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville.
Survivors include a son, Curtis Newman and his wife Anitra of Flat Rock; a daughter, Fayrene Willett and her husband Terry of Germany; six grandchildren, Daniel and Kala Newman, Tasha, John-Claude, Olivia, and Ian Willett; two brothers, Frank Corn and his wife Barbara of Maryland, Earl Corn and his wife Shirley of Asheville; a sister, Ann Keith of Candler; two brother-in-laws, Johnny Sams of Dallas, NC, Charles Specht of Houston, TX; two sister-in-laws, Martha Hill of Flat Rock, Faye Corn of Asheville, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 3:00 pm Sunday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Ronell Owensby will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 pm in the chapel.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.