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Elaine Newsome


Funeral services for Elaine Newsome were held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 2:00p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Jimmy Sanders officiated. Interment followed at Seale-Round Prairie Cemetery in Robertson County.
Mrs. Newsome passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at her residence in Palestine.
She was born in Missouri on January 7, 1943, but moved to south Texas as a child where she was raised. Elaine married James on March 30, 1973, and shared over forty-three years of marriage together. Mrs. Newsome worked as an administrative assistant in both construction and oil & gas industries, but her last thirty years she was a dedicated homemaker for her family. She loved shopping, having fun, and making people laugh. Elaine was known for her great sense of humor. Mrs. Newsome was a Baptist by faith.
She is survived by her husband, James R. Newsome of Palestine; two children, Becky Baker of Palestine and Wesley Gaines & wife Mary of Mesquite; five grandchildren, Sara Gaines, Ricky Elaine Baker, Aires Gaines, Emily Gaines, and Hannah Gaines; three sisters, Carole Hotcaveg & husband Ken of Valdosta, GA, Susie Mathews & husband Joe of Weslaco, and Barbara J. Moore of Bryan; one brother, Garland Guenther & wife Judy of Cypress; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Newsome was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth E. Guenther and one brother, Gary Francis Guenther.
Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett, Texas  was in charge of all arrangements.  Please visit our website at to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.

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