Wiley Graham Newman

Published 6:42 pm Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wiley Graham Newman, 75, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Arant Newman, of the home.
He was the son of the late Elaine and Billie Newman of Alabama.
Graham grew up in Birmingham and attended Auburn for two years before entering the Navy. After serving his country for two years, he re-entered Auburn and graduated in 1959.
During this time he met and married his first wife, Barbara Clanton from Atlanta. Graham then began his 38-year career with Milliken, which brought him to South Carolina.
Survivors include his daughters Stephanie Haskett of Spartanburg, S.C., Cynthia Woodfin and husband Edgar of Inman, S.C. and Wiley Glass and husband, Tommy, of Asheville, N.C.; step-children, Shaw Sarratt, Renee S. Baumbach and husband Mike, and Tracy S. Brown and husband Donny; as well as eight grandchildren, Mitchell and Evan Glass, Wiley Haskett, Audrey and Julia Woodfin, Dylan and Avery Brown, and Emma Sarratt.
In addition to spending time with his extended family, Graham loved hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 13, 2011.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Church just prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tryon Presbyterian Church, 430 Harmon Field Rd. Tryon, NC 28782 or to The Noble Tree Foundation c/o the Spartanburg County Foundation, 424 E. Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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