UPDATED: Funeral services Thursday for fallen officer

Published 10:14 am Monday, March 7, 2011

Fallen Jemison Officer Josh Newman’s funeral will be Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Jemison Municipal Complex at 14 Padgett Lane. Burial will follow at New Hope Community Cemetery on County Road 42 East in Jemison. Food and refreshments will follow the burial back at the municipal complex.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 9, starting at 5 p.m. at the Jemison Municipal Complex. Ellison-Mims Funeral Home of Clanton will direct the services.

Fulmer said many people and churches have contacted the department about bringing by food. He said the best time to do that would be for the gathering following Newman’s funeral and burial Thursday. Contact Councilwoman Faye King to help with food at 688-2059 or 287-1786.

The city of Jemison has set up an “Officer Josh Newman Memorial Fund” at BB&T Bank branches.