Bernice C. Newman

December 2, 1930 - February 22, 2012

12/02/1930 - 02/22/2012

Past Services

Sunday February 26, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Sunday February 26, 2012
3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions

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.

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Kathi McCaroll
8 years ago

I am so sorry fot the loss of your Mother. It is not easy to lose a love one. My thoughts and prayers and with all of you at your time of need and wishing I could be there with you.

Elizabeth Henderson King
8 years ago

Curtis and Fayrene,

Mike and I are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It is great to know that God’s ultimate plan includes perfect healing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth & Michael King

Howard Beddingfield
8 years ago

My heavy heart with sympathy to the Newman Family. Curtis and Fayrene I am so sorry for your mother’s passing but know she is in a better place and now can keep a watchful eye along with her husband. God bless!

Ken & Sharon Allen
8 years ago

Curtis, We are praying for you and all of your family,that the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Ken & Sharon

Candy & Bill Watson
8 years ago

Curtis and family:

You have crossed a bridge I have not crossed, my heart goes out to you. Our prayers are with you also.

Raina Corn Jones
8 years ago

Dear Curtis and Fayrene, I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. I pray the lord will hold you both close and help you find comfort and peace, in the days to come. Always keep all your memories, their precious, and you both will always have that connection with your mom.


Your Cousin Raina

Carlton Wingate
8 years ago

Family: We all have loast a good one. I came to North Carolina back in 1966 or 1967. Bernice and Clyde were two of the first people I met in Dana where I came to market truck crops and apples. Your parents were super nice, friendly and welcoming members of the community as well as active participants at that time. I will never forget the memories that I had with both Clyde and Bernice…..May God bless, be with you and strengthen you now at your time of sorrow……Love…Peace…. and condolences to you…..

John Pace
8 years ago


I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May God comfort you and your family in the days ahead.

With sympathy,

John Pace and family

Marian Hall Furlough
8 years ago

I wish to express my condolence and heartfelt sympathy to Ann, Frank, Earl and to the children and grandchildren. She was one of my dearest friends growing up. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Leonard Nix
8 years ago

Curtis and Family,

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May God be with you and bless your family through this time and days to come. In our thoughts.

Leonard Nix Family