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Wilburn "W.L." Newby

April 6, 1917 ~ November 20, 2017 (age 100)
Wilburn "W.L." Lee Newby, 100, of London, died Monday, November 20, 2017, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. A son of James & Bonnie Newby, he was born April 6, 1917, in Bonham, TX. He owned & operated his own upholstery business prior to his retirement. He attended the 5th & Greenwich Church of Christ in Russellville, and enjoyed working in his yard and growing a vegetable garden. He was especially known for the fine crops of watermelons, tomatoes and okra he annually produced.

Mr. Newby was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Mae Newby, his parent, and a grandson, Trey Lewallen. He is survived by a son, Alton Newby (Kathy) of London; a daughter, Sylvia Lewallen (Larry) of London; six grandchildren, Lisa Chuculate (Larry), Tracy Lewallen, Curtis Lewallen, Alan Newby (Susan), and Angela Jameson (Jimmy); a grand daughter, Andrea Sherman (Paul); four great grandchildren, Jodi & Cody Chuculate, and Josh & Matt Newby; and numerous nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, November 27, 2017, at Price Cemetery in London, under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Rev. Rick Smith will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 27, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at the funeral home. Internet obituary and online guest book are available at

Cemetery Details

Price Cemetery

London, AR,


NOV 27. 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

Graveside Service

NOV 27. 2:00 PM

Price Cemetery

London, AR, US

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