Beverly Hunnaman-Newman-Orick, 77, of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, and formerly of Lima, Ohio, was welcomed into the loving embrace of her Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 1, 1941, to Raymond (Jack) and Mary (Wells) Hunnaman. Her parents preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Jacquelin (Jackie) Hamlin and Genevra (Nev) Pinks; and her sister-in-law, Carla (Pink) Hunnaman.
Beverly was married for many years to Robert (Buck) Newman, with whom she raised her two daughters in Ohio and then relocated to Alabama. In the years after Bob's death, she was reunited with her high school sweetheart, Paul Orick of Lima. They spent many love- and fun-filled years together before Paul's death in August 2014 at their home in Alabama.
Beverly is survived by two beloved daughters and wonderful sons-in-law, Melba and Frank Barnes of Hokes Bluff and Hope and Larry Craft of Chickamauga, Georgia; a grandson and his wife, Derik and Livvy Barnes of Hokes Bluff; a granddaughter and her husband, Tabitha and Barney McGehee of Chickamauga; great-grandsons Cooper and Brodie; and great-granddaughters Aubrey, Sierra, Emma, and LiliAnn. She is also survived by her cherished sister and her husband, Mary Lou and Lewis (Butch) Shrider of Harrod, Ohio; and her treasured brother, Netson (Topper) Hunnaman. Also left are her many loving nieces and nephews.
Although her illness had prevented her regular attendance in recent years, she was still a member and faithful supporter of Christ Central United Methodist Church of Rainbow City.
Special thanks are extended to Amedisys Hospice, the wonderful staff of the 7th floor at Gadsden Regional Hospital, and her compassionate caregivers.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Any donations should be made in her memory to her favorite charities, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or United Methodist Children's Home of Alabama.
Special thanks to Dr. Ashvini Sengar and the staff of Alabama Cancer Care.