Columbus Ervin Newton, 70, of Old Colony Rd., Morganton died Sunday, July 27, 2008 at Autumn Care of Drexel following a period of declining health. He was born September 23, 1937 in Cleveland County, and was the son of the late Decatur Newton and Janie Webb Newton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Newton York Saturno. Ervin attended the Valdese Church of God.He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Gladys Newton, and grandchildren, Caleb Newton (age 9) and Kira Joy Newton (age 7), all of Deltona, Florida.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2008 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Burl Sain officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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