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Amos Newman, Jr., 94, of Tylertown, died May 18, 2023, at the University of MS Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Amos Newman Jr. was born February 10, 1929, in Monticello, MS to Amos and Golda Wooley Newman where he spent his earlier years in life. After graduating from Lawrence County High School in 1946, he enrolled in Alcorn A&M College. However, while attending Alcorn he was drafted in 1947 to serve in the U.S. Army as a Field/combat Medic during the Korean War. After receiving his honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Alcorn in order to complete his training in higher education. He received his B.S. in Education from Alcorn State University in 1955. He later attended Indiana University and received his M.S. in Education Administration in 1959. He proudly received his Golden Diploma from Alcorn State University in May of 2005.
He was well-known in Tylertown, serving within the community in several different capacities. He started his career in education as a Math teacher, Girl’s Basketball coach, and finally, a longtime principal at Tylertown Elementary School. Upon his retirement in 2001, he had served a total of 40 years within the Walthall County Association of Public Schools. He was also just as well-known in his hometown of Monticello, MS where he was a longtime business owner and faithfully served as a Deacon at Monticello First Baptist Church.
He was a member of Monticello First Baptist Church, Past President of the Walthall County Alcorn State University Alumni Association, Walthall County Teachers Association, Walthall County Cattlemen Association, and the Lawrence County Forestry Association.
He loved being with his family and being outside amongst his cattle, driving his tractors, and working on his family farms in both Monticello and Tylertown. Amos Newman Jr. is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Phillips Newman; three sons, Amos Newman III, Antonio Newman, Sr. (Felicia), and Dr. Anthony David Newman (Letitia); one granddaughter and three grandsons; three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A public visitation will be held Friday, May 26, 2023, at Washington Funeral Home in Tylertown, MS from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. On Saturday, May 27, 2023, The Family and Friend Hour will be from 10 am to 10:50 am and the Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11am, at New Life Fellowship Baptist Church in Monticello, MS. Burial Service will be held at the Monticello First Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alcorn State University Foundation, Inc. (1000 ASU Drive #810, Lorman, MS 39096-7500) in honor of Amos Newman, Jr.