On March 3, 2016 at the age of 89, Newassa Craighead Conner went peacefully to heaven to be with the Lord and her husband Rufus (Brown) Conner. Brown and Newassa were married for 61 years before his death on February 19, 2005. She was born August 31, 1926 to the late Cora & Ivory Craighead. Preceded in death by her infant twins; step-brother, Harry Vest, brothers-in-law & Wives; Joe & Doris Conner, Earnest & Evelyn Conner, sisters-in-law & husbands; Doris & Homer Gilliam, Edith & Arvel Slone.
She is survived by her devoted daughter; Dolores Thompson (Walter); grandsons; Brian Scruggs (LeAnn Triplett) and Joseph Scruggs (Kelly); great grandchildren; Ryan Triplett Watson, Conner Scruggs, Adam Scruggs and Julien Scruggs; nieces and nephews; two cousins; Jo Ann Maberry and Gwendolyn Angle.
She was a dedicated, loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a member of Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church.
Thanks to Gentle Shepherd Hospice and special thanks to care giver Shelby Sullivan who was a God send to Dolores.
Funeral Service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Maberry Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Elder Timothy Crane. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.