Elizabeth Newsome Colson, 87, of Hull, GA passed away Monday, January 28, 2013.
A native of Wrightsville, GA, Mrs. Colson was the daughter of the late Henry Murphy Newsome and Annie Lee Claxton Newsome and was preceded in death by daughter, Susan Mason; son-in-law, Jim Mason, and sister, Helen McComb. She graduated from Berry School for Girls in Rome, GA and Emory Nursing School in Atlanta. Mrs. Colson retired from the Navy Supply School Dispensary in 1985 after serving for 30 years as the nurse. She was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2872, as well as past president of the State and District Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Colson was also a member of the DAV Auxiliary and the AMVETS Auxiliary and served on the Veteran's Council. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Survivors include daughter, Blair Hancock and husband, Billy of Hull, GA; son, Carl Colson and wife, Debbie of Cameron, AZ; grandchildren, John Colson, Carla Colson, Heather Jenkins, Melissa Self and husband, Brett, and Rebekah Hancock, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2PM Thursday, January 31st in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home with Rev Hugh Hendrickson officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Wednesday, January 30th at Bernstein.
VFW Post 2872 will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the ladies Auxiliary VFW State of Georgia.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com
Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.