First Posted: 11/14/2009

MOUNT AIRY Ms. Tammy Renee Sawyers Newman, 46, of 920 Newsome St., Mount Airy, went home to be with the Lord and her family who preceded her in death Thursday morning, Nov. 12, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1963, in Surry County to Barbara McMillian Sawyers Edmonds and the late James Henry Sawyers. She was a homemaker and was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. Ms. Newman is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Sheena and Dusty Slate of Mount Airy and Kaley Newman and friend, Travis Childress of the home; a grandson, Bryson Slate of Mount Airy; parents, Barbara M. and Michael Mike Edmonds of Mount Airy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Christy Sawyers, Richard and Heather Sawyers, Jody and Hannah Edmonds and Kevin and Brandi Edmonds all of Mount Airy; fianc and son, Jeff Bearden and Nick Bearden of King; special nieces and nephew, Lindsay, Jade and J.D. Sawyers. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by the Rev. Kelly Boyd. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Moody Funeral Services, P.O. Box 1288, Mount Airy NC 27030, to assist with the funeral expenses, or Mary Sues Safe Haven, P.O. Box 1701, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at

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