HAUGHTON – A Celebration of Life service for Gwen Newman will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Central Assembly of God Church in Haughton, LA. Pastor Andy Harris and Bro. Scott Briggs will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home.
Gwen was born on July 6, 1931 and was called home to be with the Lord on February 2, 2014. At the age of 14, Gwen started a children’s church in her father’s church in Stroud, Oklahoma. From 1957 to 2005 she was active in church camps with assignments ranging from Director, Speaker, and Bible Teacher. She was the secretary for three different District Superintendents in the South Texas District Assembly of God office in Houston, Texas. She was the Children’s Director for First Assembly of God Church in Silsbee, Texas for approximately 30 years. She was the Neches Valley Sectional Women’s Director for approximately 25 years. She sang alto in the “Old Timers” Quartet and taught bible study for 4 years at Central Assembly of God Church in Haughton, LA. In her spare time, she enjoyed working in the yard, and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Her greatest love was spending time with her family, spending time in prayer and reading the bible.
Mrs. Newman was preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Newman, father William Orbra Henin and mother Treva Venida Henin.
She is survived by her daughters Kathy Duncan and husband Glenn, Terri Burns and husband Milton, grandchildren Dr. Brian Duncan, Angela Gaulding, Brent Burns and Jana Petry and 9 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Brian Duncan, John Duncan, Chris Gualding, Jason Petry, Jay Briggs, and Timothy Briggs.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com
“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpassed them all” Proverbs 31:29