Jo Anne Newsome

June 7, 1940 - December 16, 2020

Jo Anne Newsome, age 80, of Sunshine Ridge Road in Jefferson Township in Blue Creek, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Hospice of Hope in Portsmouth.   Jo Ann was born June 7, 1940 in Adams County.  She was preceded by parents: George Machen and Ethel Faye (Fite) Gifford; husband, John Henry Newsome; two infant sons: Gregory Keith and John Douglas Newsome; one sister, Mary Lou Malone and one brother, Robert Gifford.

Jo Anne is survived by loving daughter, Rebecca (Terry) Nelson of Blue Creek; one sister, Wilma Jean Johnson of McDermott; one granddaughter, Stacy (Billel) Boultif; one grandson, Jonathan (Amber) Nelson both of Blue Creek; three great grandchildren: Brionna Williams, Gabriel Boultif and Dakota Nelson; one aunt, Ester Fite Pennington of West Union and many nieces and nephews.

Jo Anne was a 1958 graduate of the former Jefferson High School in Blue Creek.  She spent her years as a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.  She was the secretary, treasurer and member of the Sunshine Ridge Independent Holiness Church in Blue Creek.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:                                                                  Sunshine Ridge Cemetery, 4630 Sunshine Ridge Road, Blue Creek, Ohio 45616.

The public visitation is 3 – 5 PM Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.                                                                                            The public visitation is 1 – 2 PM Monday, December 21, 2020 at Sunshine Ridge Church, Sunshine Ridge Road, Blue Creek.                                                                                                              The public funeral is 2 PM Monday, December 21, 2020 at Sunshine Ridge Church. Pastor Ralph Hayslip will officiate.                                                                                                                            The public interment will be at Sunshine Ridge Cemetery, 5598 Sunshine Ridge Road, Blue Creek.