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Lila Marie Newton
February 16, 1954 - May 6, 2021

Lila Marie Newton, age 67 of Monticello, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born February 16, 1954, in Silas, AL to the late H.T. Henderson and Willie Mae Jackson Henderson.

She was a multi-faceted businesswoman having owned her own trucking company, a postal service employee and schoolteacher. Lila’s hobbies included traveling, sightseeing and walking on the sandy beaches. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Ross; a sister, Sybil Giles; and a stepson, Randy Newton.

Survivors include her husband, Carlton Newton of Monticello; a son, Thomas Rowland of Monticello; a daughter, Tina Sims of Crossett; two brothers, Frank Ross of Sims, AL and Floyd Ross of Silas, AL; and three grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Hospice Home Care of Monticello for the excellent care given to Lila.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 10, 2021, at Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Rash Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook at

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