Mrs. Mary Sue Newsome, age 79 of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Newsome was born in Rome, Georgia on August 17, 1930, daughter of the late Raymond Jackson Hix and Velma Holland Hix. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and was preceded in death by a son, David Allen Newsome and a daughter, Celeste Maddux.

Mrs. Newsome is survived by a son, Michael Newsome of Cumming, GA; two daughters, Rita Tanner of Rockmart and Jackie Newsome of Summerville; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Newsome will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the residents of Riverwood Retirement Center in Rome.

Mrs. Newsome will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.