- Thelma Alley Newcomb passed away at her home in Inverness, Florida, on October 7, 2017 after a long vigil by loving members of her family. She had been under the tender care of Citrus County Hospice for many months.
Thelma was born in Jonesport, Maine, on January 26, 1923. At a young age she became a member of the Advent Christian Church on Beals Island, Maine. She Graduated from Jonesport High School and the Bangor, Maine, School of Commerce/Husson College. She taught at Crosby High School in Belfast, Maine, and also Jonesport High School.
She is the last of a family of nine children by Josiah and Emily Alley. Thelma is survived by her husband of 71 years, Whitney Newcomb of Inverness, son Burgess and his wife Deborah of Homosassa, FL, son Gary and his wife Patricia of Newark, OH, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her remains will be cremated at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory and eventually interred alongside those of her husband, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. A family memorial is planned for her ninety-fifth birthday. Her life was dedicated to her family and the Golden Rule.
Anyone wishing to celebrate her life may do so by contributing in her name to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, or a similar worthy cause.
Published on  October 9, 2017