Alice Lavern Josey Newberry passed away peacefully at Big BendHospice onWednesday, July 11, 2018 in Tallahassee at the age of 81.
The service will be Saturday, July 14,
10:00 AM at Mt. Glory Freewill Baptist Church with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday, July 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529).
Luvern was born on
January 26, 1937 in Brunson, GA to Russell andMaggie Josey. Luvern marriedWesleyNewberry on July 11, 1952. She spent 42 years working for Gadsden County School Board as a bus driver and lunchroom worker.

Luvern is survived by her children; Elfredia Sneads (Harry), Deborah Alday Phillips (Marion), Jean Alderman (Jackie), Mary Brumby (Kevin) and Charles Daniel Newberry, a sister; Susie Andrews, twelve grandchildren, 23 great, great grandchildren. Luvern was the widow of Wesley Newberry, also preceded in death by four brothers; one sister, and one son; LesterNewberry and one grandson; Wesley Alderman.
In lieu of flowers contributions may bemade to
Mt. Glory Freewill Baptist Church, 63Newberry Rd., Quincy, FL 32352 or Big BendHospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308

Published in the Tallahassee Democrat July 13, 018