Alton James Newberry

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Alton James Newberry

Alton James Newberry Alton James Newberry entered into eternal rest on Jan. 15, 2019.
He had a unique personality and was loved by many. He was a caring, giving, sweet and loving person. James will be truly missed. RIH
The wake will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at Antioch Baptist Church, 213 S. Schopmeyer St., Gainesville, Texas, 76240. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 308 E. Broadway St., Gainesville, Texas 76240.
Published on January 17, 2019
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Mike Vinson
Jan 25, 2019
Athletically, James was smooth and quietly quick.... many ankles were "broken" in his wake on the basketball court. Off the court, he was a quiet yet confident man among boys in high school. I miss that this was the limit of my friendship with James but two years older than me, he always treated everyone with respect and appeared wiser than his years. I agree with Steve and Tim, enjoy the fruits of being on God's team now. May peace fall upon all of his family during this time.
Steve Earl Simmons
Jan 24, 2019
Just saw over the net from my abode in the Philippines of James' passing. He was a truly caring and empathetic soul to be sure. And James possessed extraordinary athletic skills. I recall that James was named Soph. of the year in District 6-AAA Basketball play in 1972 and he richly deserved it. Under the right circumstances, James would have been able to play for multiple, Div.1, NCAA basketball programs. He had the moves, the quickness, good size and he was a fine shooter besides! It was a real honor to get to be a team-mate of his and know him off the court as well. Rest in peace unto the day of resurrection, James Newberry. You were one special guy! Steve Earl Simmons
Melissa Shell Barthold
Jan 22, 2019
I remember James from High School. My brothers Leslie and Joey always thought a lot of James. He was such a good athlete too. I ran into him at that station by the Sonic a few years ago and I was surprised when I walked up he said Hello little Shell. We sat and talked a little, him asking about my brothers and me telling him a story my brother Leslie told me about when they were in track together. He was a nice guy and my prayers go out to family.
christine lorne
Jan 19, 2019
So sorry to hear about James, he and I worked at the old B.T Washington gym summer recreation program for the youth in the late 70's. He was really a nice person . My prayers will be with your family at this time of loss.
Mama T
Jan 19, 2019
May you rip James. You were aways good to me.
Condolences to family and your friends.
Natalie Hendricks
Jan 19, 2019
James was friends with my brother Leslie Shell back in High School. He was nice And very athletic in track. Les was fast but he said James could out run him hands down. Both my brothers and our Dad thought a lot of James. Memories are a blessing and James will be missed but good memories always of James. Prayers to the family.
Jan 18, 2019
Anita McGee
Jan 17, 2019
Cuz'n James...You've been called on home to glory. As, It was a shock to us all. We know God makes no mistake. For you're going to a better place and we're okay with that. May God keep and bless all of us through such sorrowful times...Amen
Timothy Manning Whetstone
Jan 17, 2019
RIH my Friend and Teammate, youโ€™re now on Godโ€™s team๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ
Yvette Richardson-Ellis
Jan 17, 2019
Swaizi and I loved James so very much! All of you have our deepest, heart felt sympathy.