Catherine Janetta Arnold Newman, age 82 of Athens passed away, Friday, April 16, 2021 at her residence after a long battle with cancer.
A native and life-long resident of McMinn County she was a daughter of the late Marion Lewis and Ola Mae Henderson Monroe and was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Howard Arnold on June 24, 1998, her second husband, Kenneth Ray Newman on May 3, 2020, a brother James Harold Monroe; a special brother-in-law, Dallas Lee Cranfield, a niece Gail Ann Cranfield and a nephew Daryl Monroe.
She was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee of Athens Hosiery Mill for 30 years and retired from Crescent Hosiery Mill after 16 years of service.
She was a very kind, loving and giving person.
A very special sister, Barbara Joyce Cranfield who was also her best friend, of Niota;
2 step-daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannine and Joe Knox of Athens;
Jan and Tim Stephens of Athens;
4 step-granddaughters; Dr. Ashley Knox, Kayla Thornton, Rachael Johnson and Leah Stephens;
1 step-grandson; Nathan Stephens;
2 step-greatgrandsons; Will Thornton and Zeke Johnson;
Special nephew and fiance, Rodney Cranfield and Darlene Bettis Rogers;
Special niece and spouse, Theresa and Brian Akens;
Several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews;
2 great nephews and spouses, Jake and Jessica Cranfield, Craig and Whitney Ratledge;
1 great niece and spouse, Bethany and Chris Rose;
Brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Charlotte Newman;
Callie Wattenbarger, Emma Monroe;
Her Faithful companion, Macy;
Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Monday, April 19, 2021 at Clearwater Cemetery with Rev. Rodney Cranfield officiating. Active pallbearers will be Craig Ratledge, Jake Cranfield, Chris Rose, Colby Thornton, Derek Johnson and Nathan Stephens. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon-1:00 PM Monday prior to the graveside at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, c/o Memorials Processing, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Mayo Clinic for Cancer Research Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Catherine-Newman. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens in charge of the arrangements.