Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Newsom Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
My name is Larry Newsom, but I have been called “Jody”, a nickname I was given in grade school about 60 years ago.
I started my career working for my father, Perry Newsom, in his business, Newsom Funeral Home, in November 1972.
I married Teresa Morgan in 1975 and we celebrated our 47th-year anniversary in May. We have one son, Morgan Newsom and a granddaughter, Gabrielle.
I worked for my father until he retired and I bought the business. I remained the owner of the funeral home until I sold to Brentwood in 2010.
Brentwood hired me as the manager because I was well-known locally in our community and had a great deal of knowledge about our insured clients and the business itself.
I am proud to still be in service in my community as Manager at Newsom Funeral Home.
Randy, 53 years old, is a lifelong resident of Marks, MS graduating from Quitman County High School in 1988.
He is the proud dad of 9-year old Christian who is the spotlight of his life and who also attends Delta Academy in Marks, MS. Together, in their spare time, they enjoy riding four wheelers, fishing and spotting deer. They attend Marks Friendship Church where Randy serves in many capacities including church music director.
Randy is excited to have served his community for the past nine years here at Kimbro Funeral Home and also in Charleston at Newsom Funeral Home and thanks everyone for allowing him to do so and continue to for many years to come in what is probably one of the most difficult times in one’s life.
One of his all-time favorite scriptures is found in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
My name is Robbie Yeager. I have been employed with Newsom Funeral Home for the past seven years as a part-time hostess. I have enjoyed my work here knowing I have the opportunity to be a consolation to those who may be experiencing the deepest kind of grief.
I have been retired from teaching after 39 years at public and private schools. I enjoy playing the piano and organ at my local church, Charleston Church of God where I sing with my family as well. I am married to Alan Yeager, who is retired from Tallahatchie General Hospital as the Human Resource Director and we have been married for 48 years.
My name is Anita Champion Sykes. I am married to John Sykes. We have two adult children. Together with their spouses, they have given us 3 wonderful grandchildren.
I am an active member of Corinth Baptist Church near Charleston, MS.
Over the past 45 years, My job history has allowed me to work with the public in various ways. Those positions have included healthcare receptionist, assistant teacher position with East Tallahatchie School District, flower shop assistant, food service prep and chef, as well as church custodial work.
I have been employed part-time with Newsom and Kimbro Funeral Homes since 2015. I truly enjoy my job and the people that I work with. Together, we strive to bring comfort and ease of mind to the families we serve in their time of loss.
Dawn Wilkins, Administrator for Kimbro, Newsom Funeral Home and NuWay Cremation Services. I have Been with the company for 9 months and it has been a most rewarding position.
I was born and raised in Marks MS. I am married to Tom Wilkins and have a son and two daughters and four grandkids who I love spending time with.