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Billy Maurice Newland Sr., 75, of Morganton, passed away Dec. 10, 2017 at Burke Hospice and Palliative care, following a period of declining health.
Billy was born on March 1, 1942 in Ellis County to the late Virgil Lee Newland and Edith Colston. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his entire family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Newland and his sister, Barbara Molidor.
He is survived by his three sons, Jeff Newland and wife Suzi of Granite Falls, Mark Newland and wife June of Granite Falls and Billy Newland and wife Erica of Morganton; two daughters, Sandra Parker and husband Mark of Drexel and Patty Newland of Blooming Grove; sisters, Linda Maggard, Brenda Allen, Ladona Kristen, Joan Jensen, Loretta Wiese, and Rita Isom and brothers, V.J. Newland, Danny Lee Newland, and Davie Joe Newland. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Newland family.
Published on December 12, 2017
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