Newman McElvy Obit

Hopkins Co. Tx

Submitted by Brandon Darrow

Newman McElvy, Cumby Telephone Manager, Dies (Sulphur Springs News Telegram, February 1, 1963)

 Commerce- Newman Lawson McElvy, 46, a telephone manager and operator of the Cumby telephone exchange for the past 13 years, died at his home in Cumby at 3:15 a.m.  Friday after a long illness.

            He was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Hopkins County and was married to Vallie Ferguson May 15, 1940, in the Greenview Community in Hopkins County.

            He is survived by his wife; two sons, Newman Larry and Eddie Lee, both of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. McElvy of Cumby; one brother, Maurice McElvy of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Gene McCallum of Bonanza in Hopkins County, Mrs. Rayburn Mitchell of Sulphur Springs and Mrs. Dean Coppedge of Commerce.

            He was a member of the Baptist Church.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenview Baptist Church with the Rev. W.E. Morris, pastor, and the Rev. Guy Mayes officiating.  Internment will be in Greenview Cemetery.

     Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.