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Jerry Curtis Newbern

Jerry Curtis Newbern, 81 of Indianapolis, IN, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Hoosier Village in Indianapolis, IN. Due to the pandemic and out of concern for family and friends the service will be private. Interment will follow at Henry Cemetery. Mr. Newbern was born February 16, 1939 in Lawrenceburg, TN to Ralph and Essie Curtis Newbern. He attended the University of North Alabama before he enlisted in the Air Force. He served his country in the U S Air Force for 23 years and was employed by the U S Postal Service for 18 years. Jerry is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Berryman and husband Shawn and Vivian Blackwell and husband Craig; his grandchildren, Michael Berryman, Erin Berryman, Craig Blackwell and Cody Blackwell; his sister Peggy Hammond and husband Harold; his nephews, Allen Hammond and Greg Hammond; other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Carole Newbern and his parents, Ralph and Essie Curtis Newbern. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Jerry. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mr. Jerry Curtis Newbern.

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It was such an honor to take care of Jerry through Ascension Hospice. His entire team, especially his nurse, Chris will miss him dearly. I had the opportunity to honor Mr. Newbern on Veteran's Day last November. He made great eye contact and directed the music when the US Air Force song was played. Later in December, we also "danced" to a Frank Sinatra tune one evening after dinner. He was always charming with a twinkle in his eye and a smile that was a gift. Thank you for the blessing of allowing us to be of service to him and we wish his family moments of peace as they grieve his loss.

Brenda Kenyon Apr 21 2020 1:10 PM