From our November 2, 2000 edition.


Graveside services for Aubert J. “Al” Newberry, Jr., age 82, were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2000, in the Goodnight Cemetery, with Rev. Truman Ledbetter, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Corpus Christi.  Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery in Goodnight under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.

Mr. Newberry died Tuesday, October 24, 2000, in Corpus Christi.  He was born December 17, 1917, in Tulia, Texas.  He was afflicted with Cerebral Palsy and was unable to walk.  It was originally believed that he would not survive until age 5.  Mr. Newberry’s grandfather was Mr. Hardin whom Hardin Simmons University was named for.  Mr. Newberry graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hardin Simmons University and then attended the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas Medical School.  He lived near Premont, Texas, for 28 years where he owned a record shop, a furniture and appliance business, and model dairy.  He was a member of the Lions Club, the Dairy Improvement Assn., the Premont Chamber of Commerce, the Jim Wells County Red Cross, and recently joined the Costal Area Computer Club where he was recently honored.  He served in the Premont and Corpus Christi Baptist churches. He was the psychologist and personnel officer for Goodwill Industries in Corpus Christi.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi.

Survivors include many friends and several distant cousins.

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