Born in Memphis, Tn. September 28, 1932 to Olimer and Margaret Ayres. She had 2 Brothers-O.V. Ayres and Kenneth Ayres and 1 Half-Brother Charles Powell.
She was married to Robert A. Newman for 53 years and had 1 Daughter Margaret Michelle Newman.
She came home under Hospice Care on October 11, 2007 after having open heart surgery on September 10, 2007 and passed away on October 13, 2007.She leaves behind 1 Daughter (Michelle Tennyson) and 2 Grandchildren (Taylor Blackwell and Grace Boland).