Barbara Waterman Newnam, 80, of Knotts Island, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
Barbara was born and raised on Knotts Island, North Carolina. She was a long time resident of Currituck County. Barbara graduated from Creeds High School in 1953 at Princess Anne County, Virginia. She was voted the High School Prom Queen and Queen of the Annual her senior year and was popular with all of her classmates. She was married to James Edward Newnam, moved to Virginia Beach, and had three sons at a young age. She later divorced and moved back to Knotts Island to reside with her family. She raised three sons and several grandchildren as a single parent.
Barbara worked as a Department Store Manager for several years at Millers and also worked at Dam Neck Training Center before working at Knotts Island Grocery. Barbara was better known as the Clerk for the Currituck County Game Commission in Currituck, North Carolina for over thirty years. All of the hunters knew her and loved her for her hard work and charm. Her cooking was also famous while she worked at the Williams’ Hunting Lodge on Knotts Island for many years. She is still known by many hunters today as having the best fried chicken.
Barbara was a thirty four year survivor of breast cancer. She lived a long healthy life for most of her 80 years.
Barbara is survived by her brother Maurice R. Waterman and spouse June Riggs Waterman, sons James Edward Newnam Jr., Richard Allen Newnam, David Lee Newnam and spouse Robin L. Newnam, grandchildren John David Newnam, Richard Allen Newnam Jr, Bobbie Jean Dundlow, Eddie Allen, Sam Allen, Karen Allen, and the many great grand kids that she so dearly loved.
She was preceded in Death by her parents, Samuel H. Waterman and Bessie C. Waterman, brothers Bernice Waterman and Marvin Waterman, and two grandchildren James (Jamie) Newnam, and baby Allen.
A celebration of her life will be conducted at Knotts Island United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 3PM. Immediately following the service will be a gathering of friends and family in the Knotts Island United Methodist Church social hall. There will also be a continued celebration of her life at Pearl’s Bay Villa Restaurant on Knotts Island, NC at 4PM.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Knotts Island United Methodist Church or the Ducks Unlimited Foundation.
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