Melvin A. Newell

ALBANY - Mr. Melvin A. Newell, Jr.60, of Albany died November 2, 2013 at Willson Hospice House.

Funeral services will be Thursday 10 Am at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Rev. Paul Ladda officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Newell has lived most of his life in Albany where he worked for Reeves Construction Company for 30 plus years and was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Mr. Newell loved to fish in tournaments, play golf and ride his motorcycle. He will always be remembered for the love he gave to his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mr. Newell was preceded in death by his father, Melvin A. Newell, Sr. and his sister, Penny Mize.

Survivors include his wife, Valerie Newell of Albany, sons, Dr. Melvin A. “Trey” Newell, III and his wife Jodie of Leesburg and Brian Newell of Albany, mother, Bernice Connell Newell of Albany, grandchildren, Melvin Asher Newell, IV, Sydney Newell, Kylie Newell, Scott Newell and Abby Newell, sister, Marie Ledford and her husband Greg of Leesburg, brother, Mike Newell and his wife Mary of Albany and two special pets, “Ziggy” and “Zena”

A prayer service will be Wednesday 6:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern with visitation to follow until 8:00 PM.

Those desiring, please make memorials to Albany Community Hospice 320 Foundation Ln. Albany, GA 31707 or the Mayo Clinic 4500 San Pablo Road Jacksonville, FL 32224.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. Newell by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at

Kimbrell-Stern, Inc.

Albany, GA 229/883-4152