Michael Grant ''Mike'' Newsome

Michael Grant ''Mike'' Newsome, 67, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home.

Mike, a native of Roanoke Rapids, was the son of the late Frank John Newsome and Geraldine Butler Rowbottom, and his stepfather, William A. Rowbottom.

Mike was retired from the City of Roanoke Rapids and was an avid NC Tar Heel fan. Most of all, he was a beloved coach in the area, coaching men's and women's teams, but his love was the many youth teams he coached throughout his life.

Mike had coached at Roanoke Christian School, Chaloner Middle School, Halifax Academy, Roanoke Rapids High School, Kipp Pride High School and many summer league travel teams.

He is survived by his wife, Jeane Myrick Newsome; his sisters, Peggy Graumlich and her husband, James, of Peoria, IL; Patricia Grooms and her husband, Fred, of Roanoke Rapids; his brother, Linwood Newsome and his wife, Nancy, of Whittier, NC; his niece, Sara G. Page; nephews, Garrick, Matthew and Samuel Newsome, Andrew and George Graumlich, and William Wheeler; his uncle, Melvin Butler, of Roanoke Rapids; his cousins, Michael ''Mike'' Butler, of Roanoke Rapids, and Patricia Wildman and her husband, Wayne, of Huntsville, AL.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Rosemary United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Redmond officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rosemary United Methodist Church, 900 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or The American Cancer Society.

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