Mr. Newton Cummings, Jr., 84 of Maxton, NC, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, March 19, 2023 at his home. He was born on April 14, 1938 in Pembroke, NC to the late Newton Cummings, Sr. and Flora Ann Lowry Cummings. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Millard, Earl, Wilton, Frank and Willard; sisters, Willa Mae Porter and Welthie Dial; son-in-law, Michael M. Sanderson.
Newton is survived by his loving wife Emma Mabel Cummings of the home; one daughter, Cynthia Lynn Sanderson of Pembroke; one grandson, Michael Ward Sanderson of Sanford; and a host of other relatives and friends brother: Carlton Cummings Jr., sisters: Nina Ruth Cummings, Ella Mae Hammonds, Sarah Ann Locklear, Mary Ann Locklear and Betty Lou Maynor.
Newton Cummings was a gentle man who loved to tell jokes and make others laugh at family reunions and other events, he was often seen with people around him laughing. He loved to attend sporting events and see children that he knew play. His wife was the sponsor for Prospect High School Cheerleaders so he attended many games, home and away, supporting her in her job. Newton maintained things at home while his wife traveled to participate in many church meetings. He loved his community and church. He was a faithful member of and attended Prospect United Methodist Church. In his earlier years he was one of the charter members of the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department. He helped raise money for the department, he was an officer, and responded to fire calls. Over time he had to resign from the department because of health reasons. Newton worked with the Prospect Jaycees doing community volunteer work. For 5 years, Newton coached little league baseball. He loved working with the young players. He also assisted with the Prospect Boy Scouts. Newton was a loving husband, father and awesome grandfather. He loved taking his grandson to play baseball, play golf, and to school for 9 years. They spent many hours together. Newton worked a variety of different jobs: pipe fitter on construction jobs, car salesman, cutting trees for right of way, farmer, WestPoint Stevens as a finish line operator, and cabinet builder. He enjoyed
gardening and would usually have beautiful gardens with huge heads of collards.
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