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Karen Lownsbury Newman Dec. 12, 1946 - Nov. 7, 2008

WILLMAR -- Karen Sue Newman, 61, of Gadsden, Ala., formerly of Willmar, died Nov. 7 in Gadsden.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Willmar. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to services. Memorials preferred to The Love Center, 735 First Ave., Gadsden, AL 35901.

She was born Dec. 12, 1946, at Eagle Bend to Roland and Alita (Klebs) Lownsbury. She attended school in Willmar and graduated from Sydney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Ala.

She married Merton Newman on Dec. 27, 1963, in Montgomery, Ala. She was employed at Hancock Fabrics for 10 years. She was a member of The Tabernacle Church and was an altar worker.

She is survived by her husband; children: Melissa Brown of Ramsey, N.J., Nathan (and Rebecca) Newman of Birmingham, Ala., and Katie Newman of Gadsden; three grandsons; her mother of Palm Bay, Fla.; siblings: Mike (and Connie) Lownsbury of Willmar and Greg (and Catherine) Lownsbury of North Carolina, Cheryl Watts of Leganon, Tenn., and Janice Miller of Marshfield, Mo.