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Kristen Yates Newsom

• Jun 13, 2018 at 1:25 PM

WISE, VA - Kristen Yates Newsom, 38, passed away suddenly Sunday, June 10, 2018 at her home.

She had fought a courageous battle with Fibromuscular Dysplasia for the past 7 years.

She was born and raised in Wise, VA where she maintained her home. Kristen loved painting canvases, especially for her friends and family, and she displayed a great deal of talent.

Kristen was preceded in death by her father, James Wallace (Wally) Yates; her maternal grandfather, Herbert Walbeck; uncle, Ron Walbeck; paternal grandparents, Merle V. and James A. Yates.

She is survived by her husband, Charles L. Newsom of Kingston, TN; mother, Dianne Yates; sister, Nichole Mullins and husband Jeremy; grandmother, Anne Walbeck of Delaware, Ohio; beloved nieces and nephew, Makayla and Makenna Powers, Anya Mullins, Chloe and Caden Lawson, all of Wise, VA; many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of many other close relatives and friends. Kristen also had special, loving relationships with dear friends, Bo Darter, Irene Mullins, Vanessa Salyer, Veronica Pestana and the Powers and Davidson families. Her sweet pup, Le-a (Ledasha) was her constant companion.

Funeral services for Kristen Yates Newsom will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, VA with Minister Michael Wright officiating. Family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. till time of services at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, VA. Committal services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS of Southwest Virginia, P.O. Box 576, Coeburn, Virginia 24230. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

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