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Robert "R.L." Lee Newton

September 1, 1939 ~ May 25, 2021 (age 81)

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Robert Lee “R.L.” Newton, Sr., 81, of McColl, SC passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Laurinburg, NC after an illness. Mr. Newton was born September 1, 1939 in Marlboro County, SC a son of the late Ermon LeRoy “Roy” Newton and the late Audrey Odom Newton. He attended First United Methodist Church. R.L. was a retired farmer and loved horses.

R.L. is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Audrey Newton.

Survivors include his children, Robert L. Newton, Jr (Elizabeth) of Bennettsville, SC, Chris Leroy Newton (Leanna) of Okatie, SC and Sandra K. “Sandy” Meacher (Jimmy) of Lumberton, NC; a sister, Virginia Dale McLeod (Alex); and grandchildren, Ariana Newton, Jared Newton and Harvest Newton.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Burroughs Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

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Funeral Service
May 29, 2021

1:00 PM
Burroughs Funeral Home
688 Beauty Spot Road East
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

May 29, 2021

2:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Park
Main Street
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

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