Stephen Compton Newton


Stephen Compton Newton, 72, of Williamstown, WV passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 26, 1944 in Marietta, OH to the late Cassius Alfred and Mary Compton Newton.

Steve graduated from the Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, VA and from Marietta College with a bachelor’s degree in history. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of Williamstown Legion Post #159, where he was the commander of the honor guard for military rites. He was also a member of Williamstown Lodge #129 A.F.&A.M, and was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason in Parkersburg. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed riding his UTV around the neighborhood.

Steve is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen Blair Newton, whom he married on July 15, 1967; two sons, Blair Newton (Rayann), William Newton (Lissa) and four granddaughters, Sydney, Jensen, Taylor and Elizabeth Newton, all of Williamstown.

Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta. Burial to follow in Riverview Cemetery with masonic services and full military honors. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, December 28 at the funeral home.

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