Malloy H. “Poodle” Newman was born in Hardin County, on Jan. 15, 1928, the son of the late Ocie Burl and Amye Gaston Ratliff Newman.
On May 15, 1954, he was united in marriage to Anita Lou Littlefield, who survives.
Mr. Newman was a United States Army and Air Force Veteran where he served in World War II and the Korean War. He worked for TVA for 20 plus years in the Diesel Mechanic Transportation department. Mr. Newman was also a self-employed truck driver for Newman Trucking in Columbia, Tenn. and he also worked for Davis Brothers for two years. Mr. Newman was a member of Adamsville United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying. Mr. Newman as an avid bird hunter and loved fishing. Mr. Newman was a former resident of Morris Chapel, Savannah, Columbia, and Adamsville, Tenn.
He departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 27, in Adamsville, at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 12 days.
In addition to his wife, Anita of Adamsville, he is survived by one son, David Malloy Newman of Tuscumbia, Ala.; one daughter, Lou Ann Newman Mayo and husband Clayton F. of Jackson, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Daniel Malloy Newman, Brooks Clayton Mayo and Banks Christian Mayo; three sister-in-laws, Dorothy Newman of Adamsville, Ann Littlefield Handy of Adamsville and Margaret Littlefield Gardner and husband Arthur of Jackson, Tenn.; three nephews, Gary Ronald Newman, Steve Handy and Roy Handy; one niece, Jena Bingham Cook.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Burl Leon Newman; one sister-in-law, Martha Littlefield Bingham; and two brother-in-laws, Don Handy and Gene Bingham.
Services were held on Friday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m., at Adamsville United Methodist Church in Adamsville with Brian Griffith, Dr. Toni Watson officiating. Burial followed in the Milledgeville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Adamsville United Methodist Church, Adamsville or V.F.W., Savannah.