Dennis Allison Newsome
May 27, 1947 - October 6, 2008
Dennis Allison Newsome, 61, died Oct. 6, 2008, after a seven-year battle with cancer.
He was born on May 27, 1947 in Bad Axe, Miss. and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
He worked in the carpet and flooring industry, owning D & L Carpets in Payson for 12 years before relocating to Tempe in 1992.
He is survived by his wife Linda of the Meadows in Tempe; sons, James Allen and Paul Wayne Newsome; daughter, Denise Newsome; grandchildren, Paul Wayne Jr., Kyler Lee and Katie Allison Newsome; his mother, Margaret Jean Shattuck; his sister, Penny Mae Allan; brothers-in-law, Bob Allan, Hal Brooks and his wife Debbie and their three children. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in California.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hank Allison Newsome; his sister, Barbara Jean Allan and a brother-in-law, Don Allan.
A service in celebration of Mr. Newsome’s life will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave., Tempe.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.