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1956 Donald 2020

Donald Ray Newton

June 5, 1956 — December 20, 2020

Marion- Donald Ray Newton, age 64, of Marion, passed away at 6:24am on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Herrin Hospital.

Donald was born in Marion on June 5, 1956, the son of Howard and Mary (Rice) Newton. He married Pamela Sue Null in Marion on October 10, 1997. She survives in Marion.

Prior to his retirement, Don had worked as a coal miner as well as an insulator with the Local # 37.

Mr. Newton had attended the Pittsburg Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of the Little Egypt Bass Club.

Survivors include his wife- Pamela Sue Newton of Marion

Daughter- Cassie and Cameron Motes of Arkansas

Daughter- Whitney and Josh Karales of West Frankfort

Son- Adam and Valerie Cannon of Tennessee

Eight Grandchildren

Brother- Michael Newton of Marion

Sister-in-law- Kim and Bruce Plumer of Creal Springs

Brother-in-law- Robbie and Tina Null of Marion

Sister-in-law- Becky and Rob Wilkie of Marion

Sister-in-law- Renda and Jeremy Cheely of Mt. Vernon

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson.

Due to Covid restrictions, the family will hold a private celebration of life at Rose Hill Cemetery. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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