Sara Nalley Newton
Mrs. Sara Nalley Newton died August 11, 2006.
Mrs. Newton was born in Easley, SC on May 30, 1917 to Elford and Olivia Smith Nalley, one of nine siblings; she was the twin sister of G.B. Nalley. She was married to Naaman N. Newton in 1935 and became his partner in business as well as in life. Mrs. Newton was the mother of two children: Robert N. Newton and Sara N. Ballentine and her husband Robert Ballentine. She was the loving, nurturing Grandmother of ten grandchildren: Lisa Newton Crawford, Boca Raton, FL; Robert Newton, Jr., Todd Newton, Michael Newton, and Eric Newton, Clemson; Monica Newton Molinar, Greenville; John Ballentine, Orrville, OH, Laura Ballentine Kaspar, Jacksonville, FL, Bradley Ballentine, Fort Worth, TX, and Katherine Ballentine Howell, Seneca; and ten great-grandchildren.
As a businesswoman, Mrs. Newton was a licensed Realtor and assisted in the development of numerous residential areas in Clemson. She was an accomplished quilter having taught a large number of people to quilt. Her friends and family have long been the recipients of many of the quilts that she made across the years. She was a long-time faithful member of Clemson Wesleyan Church and more recently of First Wesleyan Church of Central.
Sara Newton endeared herself to her family and those who knew her with her honesty, integrity, straightforward manner and her deep religious faith. She will be remembered well by a host of friends and relatives as Sara, or Aunt Sara, or simply "Mema."
The family is at her home and will receive friends at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC
from 6 to 8 PM on Sunday, August 13. Funeral services will be held at First Wesleyan Church, located on the Southern Wesleyan University Campus, Central, SC at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 14.
Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions can be made to First Wesleyan Church, 807 Wesleyan Dr., Central, SC 29630 or to the Sara Newton Scholarship Fund of The Quilters of SC, 736 St. Andrews Rd., POB 201, Columbia, SC 29210.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons is assisting the family with arrangements.