The Rev. Ray Newman Sr., a longtime pastor, well-known defender of religious freedom, and resident of Barrow County, died early today at his home.
Mr. Newman was the pastor of Macedonia Community Baptist Church in Braselton and served for 22 years as an ethics and public affairs specialist for the Georgia Baptist Convention.
The visitation is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Smith Funeral Home, 755 Atlanta Hwy.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Union Baptist Church at 527 Union Church Road off Jefferson Highway north of Winder.
Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in Phenix City, Ala.
To read a tribute to the life of Mr. Newman, read the Nov. 27 edition of the Barrow Journal.
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