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Bernard G. Newton

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Date published: 8/15/2014

Bernard G. Newton

Bernard Garland "Bernie" Newton, 57, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

He is survived by his three children, Rachel Newton Doane and her husband, Adam, Brandon Newton and his wife, Juliann, and Alexis Lietzan and her husband, Wyatt; eight grandchildren who knew him as "Pop Pop," Eila Doane, Weston Doane, Kaila Newton, Anna Newton, Jack Newton, Shepard Newton, Layla Lietzan and Neva Lietzan; his former wife and mother of his children, Michelle Morgan; his mother, Barbara Smith of King George County; and four siblings, Mary Joyce "Joy" Quann, Richard Newton, Terri Newton and Penny Wilkenson.

Those who knew Bernie knew that he had a good heart and that he loved his family very much. He preferred a simple life, enjoying Civil War relic hunting, fishing, good music and being out in nature.

His family will hold a small, private gathering to celebrate his life.