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Yoakam Philhood Newton, the beloved husband of Vera Lamb Newton, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, January 30, 2015 at MUSC. 
Mr. Newton was born the son of Lonnie LeGrand Newton and Isolene Ward Newton on December 19, 1937 in Williamsburg County.  He was a 30 year plus retired employee with Oneita Industries.  He was a faithful member of the Spring Pond Pentecostal Holiness Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman; and was the president of the Boety Bay Hunting Club.  He was a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather, loving brother, and cherished friend.  
Yoakam and Vera were married on March 10, 1957 and celebrated 59 years together.  Their home was blessed with three children, Raymond LeGrand (Robin) Newton, Daphne Marie (Earl) Davis, and Glenda Faye (Ruffin) Smith; seven grandchildren, Jarrett (Rebecca) Davis, Amber (Jason) McBee, Jared Driggers, Patrick (Abby) Davis, Kindra (Matt) Doak, Brittany Smith (Marshall) Mishoe, and Savannah Smith; and four great-grandchildren, Davis McBee, Ellie McBee, Brody Davis, and Payton Mishoe.  He also leaves behind:  four brothers, Donald (Deborah) Newton, Jerry (Betty) Newton, Dale (Glenda) Newton; and Rev. Ronald (Shirley) Newton; and four sisters, Betty Mae Baylor, Ruthalee (Harry) Howard; Diane (Jamie) McCants; and Rose Carter.
He was predeceased by: his parents; a brother, Douglas “Bub” Newton; and a sister, Evalene Altman. 
A Home Going Celebration will be 2:30PM, Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the Spring Pond Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Interment will follow in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-8PM, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Andrews Chapel.
The McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Newton family.  

Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFuneralH@aol.com

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