Mrs. Betty Lois Newsome, age 83, of Kinard, FL passed away Friday, July 21, 2023 in Youngstown, FL. Betty was born on June 9, 1940 in Blountstown, FL to John Monroe Arrant and Senella (Jones) Arrant and had lived in Calhoun County most of her life. She worked at the Calhoun County Senior Citizens and worked as a Pole worker for a number of years. Betty enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, gardening, watching Soap Operas. She truly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, John Monroe Arrant and Senella (Jones) Arrant, husband, Cecil Newsome. Survivors include, one son, John Keith (J.K.) Newsome and companion, Wendy Flowers of Kinard FL, one daughter, Sandy Griffin and her husband, Joe, of Youngstown, FL, five grandchildren, Ashley Wood and her husband, Zhon; Kyle Griffin and his wife, Danielle; Jacob Newsome and his wife, Betsie; Zachery Newsome and his wife, Jessie and Wesley Newsome and his wife, Leigh.
14 great-grandchildren, Tristan, Khole, Elijah, JoJo, Jonathan (J.P.), Audrey, Lucas, Julia Mae, John Charles (JC), Jonas, Quinn, Branson, Scarlett, Blaine and Josie Pearl. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 11:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:30 am (CDT) until 11:00 am (CDT) at Peavy funeral Home Chapel. The service will conclude at the funeral home, anyone wishing can follow the Hearse to the cemetery, no services will be held at the cemetery. Interment will be at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown, FL. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.