Funeral services for Izola Newsome have been announced.

Mother Izola Gist Newsome, 80, died May 20, 2008. She leaves to cherish her memory 10 children, Bessie Sanders of Chicago, Loistene Reed (Hazell) of Pine Bluff, Earnestine Wyatt (Arvell) of Forrest City, Gladys Mance (Cornelius) of Chattanooga, Tenn., Erma Franks (James) of Little Rock, Samuel Newsome of Memphis, Chris Newsome (Marilyn) of Jonesboro, Abbie Lipford (Ricky) of Memphis, Nannette Long, of Atlanta Ga., and Yolanda Wilson (Frankie) of Wake Forest, N.C.; 27 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the Midway M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Lone Valley Cemetery
The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Jackson and Highly Funeral Home chapel.