“When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrow like sea
billows roll; Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say it is well, with my soul.” Horatio Spafford
Horace Edward Newton, the youngest child and only son of the late Henry and Eva Russell Newton, was born in Furman, South Carolina, on December 15, 1946. He embraced life everlasting on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Estill, South Carolina.
Horace was a lifelong resident of Hampton County, and a 1965 graduate
of Estill Training School. For many years, he was employed with Best Manufacturing until their closing, and later at Armor Chassis until he
retired to a life of pursing his many hobbies. He was a faithful member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Estill and served faithfully until his passing.
At home, Horace enjoyed fishing, hunting and farming. He spent his evenings unwinding and watching westerns, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Dr. Phil”. Horace was a gifted mechanic and enjoyed working on a car or truck to stretch its usage because he didn’t believe in considering anything junk. Later in life, he became an avid bicyclist and
could often be seen riding through Estill for exercise or to visit family.
He was a forever bachelor, never marrying, but shared a special connection with the late Janet Nelson Smith. Together, they became parents to two children, Horace Kevin Newton and Ashley Nicole Newton Capers. Horace was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Ruby Newton Robinson and Mildred (Millie) Newton Huginnie. He loved his sisters dearly and took pride in caring for them until both of their transitions. They would often be seen going to church together, spending days together in Savannah, or going to Columbia to babysit the grandchildren. While his presence is already missed, his wisdom and musing will long outlive his mortal body.
He leaves to cherish his legacy, one son, Horace (Isabel) Newton of Estill, and a daughter, Ashley (Travien) Capers of Elgin, SC. Dwaynette Smith was a daughter he loved as his own, and affectionately called “Poochie.” The Unequivocal joys of his life were his ten grandchildren; Malachi Lemar Capers, Machiah Lael Capers, Nehemiah Travien Capers and Naomi Talia Capers, all of Elgin, Se’Dejah Smith of Ridgeland, Justin Wallace of Norfolk, VA, Ashley Wallace of Aiken, Ana Figueroa and Jonathan Figueroa of Greenville, and Josue Figueroa of Michigan. He is also survived by one nephew, Hadj Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada; one niece, Sharon Huginnie,
and a great nephew, Benjamin Rice III, both of Illinois. He also leaves numerous classmates, cousins and close friends.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Horace Newton 74, of Estill SC, transitioned from his earthly dwelling, to enter his heavenly home on March 24, 2021. Mr. Newton will lie in repose on Tuesday, March 30 in the Legacy chapel; a private viewing will be held at 4 pm, the public will be welcomed from 5-7 pm.
Family and friends are invited to attend Mr. Newton's celebration of life service on Wednesday, March 31, 11 am, at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
Please feel free to light a candle and sign the guestbook to show your expressions of love to the family.
Professional services entrusted to Legacy Funeral Home
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