Melissa (Missy) Brown Newman, 41, of Kingston.

Mrs. Melissa Brown Newman, age 41, of Kingston, passed away Monday January 15, 2018 at her home. She was a 1994 graduate of Roane County High School. Missy earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee Tech University, her Masters Degree from Tusculum College and her Ed.S from Lincoln Memorial University. During her career as an educator, Missy taught at Midway Middle and Kingston Elementary Schools in Roane County, and was active in the Teachers Union. Missy was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Kingston where she was active with the AWANA’s. She also enjoyed coaching KGSA softball for many years.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Dr. Walter and Mary Jo Huling, and Carl and Ola Brown.

She is survived by her husband: Willard R. “Tad” Newman.

Two daughters: Avery and Reece Newman.

Her parents: Louis E. and Melanie Brown of Kingston.

Her brother and sister-in-law: Louis W. and Laurie Brown of Coalfield and their children, Michael and Reilly.

Her mother and father-in-law: Raymond and Emma Newman of Lancing.

Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Tyler and Robin Newman of Oneida and their children, Alex, Zach, Clari-Jane, Annalise and Nash, and LeAnne and Kevin Morrow of Knoxville and their children, Hunter, Heath and Hope.

Along with a host of aunts, uncles, and other family, friends and loved one.

The family will receive friends Thursday January 18, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 PM with Pastor Danny Thomas and Rev. Max Cronan officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon at 3:00 PM in Roane Memorial Gardens.

Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, honored to be serving the Newman family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.davisfuneralhomes.com

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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