Mr. Cecil Leroy Newman, age 81, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born February 17, 1936 in Villa Rica, Georgia. Mr. Newman retired as a school bus driver for Clayton County School System. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed gardening. Mr. Newman was an active member of the Woodie Fite Senior Center, and was a member of the Daylight Masonic Lodge in Douglasville. 

Mr. Newman was preceded in death by his parents, Hershal J. and Ruby Waldrop Newman. 

He is survived by his wife, Joan Newton-Newman; daughter, Lisa Murchison; two brothers; three sisters; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned at this time.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at

Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville.