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Tahnyah L. Newton


Tahnyah L. Newton, 74 a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at her home.

A native of Howell, MI, she was the daughter of the late Paul L. Lambert and Evelyn Shield Lambert. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church where she was a faithful Servant to the Lord along with her husband, Pastor Dr. Cecil Newton. She loved and cherished her family and was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Funeral services will be held Friday April 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow at Meadowview Cemetery. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
Funeral Service: If livestream isn’t working due to reception a recording will be available after the service.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Cecil Newton of the home; twelve children: Everette Lee Wilkinson (Cathy) of NC, Jonathan Wilkinson of CA, Tahnette Wilkinson of GA, Gennevah Dean of NC, Paul Wilkinson of MS, Tom Wilkinson of FL, Joshua Wilkinson (Meredith) of VA, Dorraelyn Robinson (Raymond) of NC, Cherolee Patel (Ricky) of GA, Benjamin Wilkinson of GA and Larreah Wilkinson of CO., Ruby Wilkinson of NC; step-children, Jonathan Newton (Mary Lou), Michael Newton -deceased (Amanda), Hannah Tippett (Phillip), Timothy Newton (Mandy); two sisters and two brothers; twenty -six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Everette Wilkinson and a son, Justin James Wilkinson.

Visitation will be held prior to the service at Grace Baptist Church from 12:30 – 1:45 PM.


  • Thomas Posted April 28, 2021 1:20 am

    You be miss I will pray for your family

    • Wilkinson Family Posted May 1, 2021 3:32 am

      Thank you so much.

  • Edward Medlin & Family Posted April 29, 2021 10:58 am

    So sorry for your loss Mr Newton. We haven’t seen you since Gracie’s funeral but you have always been a friend to us and just know you are in our hearts. Mrs Newton was a beautiful soul with a great laugh. I know she is laughing in heaven now.

    • Wilkinson Family Posted May 1, 2021 3:32 am

      Thank you so much.

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