Jerald M. Newsom, 73, of Sikes, passed from this life on Saturday, September 27, 2014. He was born Sunday, May 4, 1941 in Winnfield to the union of his parents, C. M. Newsom and Alma Johnson Newsom. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Sikes Cemetery with Rev. La Verl Shell officiating. Interment followed under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal
grandparents, Chris and Kate Carter Newsom; maternal grandparents, Richard and Julie Brister Johnson. Survivors include a brother, Jimmie Newsom and wife Judy of Sikes; a sister, Barbara Williams and husband Malcolm of Eros; niece, Shelley Williams of Eros; and nephew, Travis Williams of Raymond, MS. Memorial donations may be made to the Sikes Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 67, Sikes, LA 71473.