Sara Frances Newman

Published 10:22 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sara Frances Newman, 85 of Lake Lanier, S.C. died Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in St. Lukes Hospital.

Born in Hendersonville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Una Spurlin Newman.

She graduated from Tryon High School in 1944 and Flora MacDonald College in 1948.

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She worked for Duke Power for seven years, then went back to school in the Prebyterian Training School in Richmond, Va. and worked as a director of christian foundation at the Christian Church in Norfolk, Va. and returned to St. Lukes Hospital in Columbus NC until retirement as a medical transcriber.

Ms. Newman also worked in tthe offices of Dr.’s Morgan and Blomeley, Dr. Kornmeyer and Dr. Pagter. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Christ, Tryon.

Surviving is a niece, Martha Gardo Campbell of Bostic, N.C. and a nephew William Leon Gardo II of Hendersonville. Also surviving are several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Frida,y Dec. 30, 2011 in the CongregationalChurch of Christ, Tryon NC.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793.