In Loving Memory

February 28,1928 – October 4, 2017



Fairhope, AL


Lillie Bell Martin Newport was born February 28, 1928 in Battiest, OK. Her parents were D.M. Martin and Flora Bell Burgess Martin. Lillie married Sherman Newport, Jr, on July 13, 1946 in Henryetta, TX and they were married 68 years. From their union they had 3 daughters, Linda Talton, Jean Arrington and Beverly Berry.

She is survived by her three daughters, Linda (Billie) Talton of Mobile, Jean (Klemit) Arrington of Elgin, OK and Beverly (Frank) Berry of Fairhope; three grandsons, Klemit Arrington, Jr., Kerry Arrington and Rip Berry; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Johnny) Rogers of Rockwall, TX and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Sherman; her parents, D.M. and Flora Martin; four sisters; three brothers-in-law; one nephew and one niece.

Through her work life, her favorite job was working at Sam’s as a “Demo Lady”. For twenty two years, she was able to talk to people from all walks of life and she witnessed to all she met. She was a long standing member of the Assembly of God in Lawton, OK, Brownville Assembly of God in Pensacola, FL, and Church of His Presence in Daphne, AL.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Church of His Presence, 24142 St. Hwy 181, Daphne, AL, 36526. The family will receive friends at 10:00am. Pastor John Michael Kilpatrick will be officiating. Interment will be held at 12:30pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 Alabama Hwy 225, Spanish Fort, AL, 36577. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.