Betty Lou Newman of Newport died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Bayview Nursing and Rehab Center.
She retired from the Atlantic Beach Police Department as a law enforcement officer. She also recorded and published her own music and was a Newport business owner.
Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Gethsemane Original Freewill Baptist Church in Tuscarora with the Rev. Justin Barnett officiating.
Burial will be in Maryville, Kan., at a later date.
She is survived by children, James William Oldson of Overland Park, Kan., Teressa Mae Oldson of Greenville, S.C., Larry Russell Oldson of Kansas City, Mo., Cindy Oldson Lamielle of New Bern, Michael Scott Oldson of Huntersville, Robert Arnold John and Richard Reece John of Newport; brother and sisters, Ralph Frederick Newman and Marie Darlymple of Marysville, Kan., Rosemary Roepke of Grand Island, Neb., Marilyn Land of Blue Rapids, Kan., and Paul Newman of Annabelle, Utah; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Atlantic Beach Police Dept., 125 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory, New Bern.