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Donna Melinda Newton

July 29, 1973 — June 9, 2023

Donna Melinda Newton, passed away at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital on June 9th, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 29th, 1973 in Chattanooga, TN to her late parents, Marcel Parker Cole and Patricia Herndon Cole.

Donna dedicated years of her career to customer service at ATT where she loved nothing more than helping people solve their issues. Known affectionately as "Meda" by kids who loved her, Donna's kind personality touched many lives.

Donna is survived by her loving husband, Jonathan 'Rhett' Newton of Rome; daughter, Kennedi Suzzette Newton of Cedartown; brothers, Marc Cole and his wife Emily of Acworth GA; Steve Cole of NC; brother-in-law, Drew Newton of Lindale GA; sisters, Sharon Butler of NC and Gwen Cole of NC; as well as sister-in-law Michelle Logue and her husband Greg of Brunswick GA. Donna was also a cherished aunt to her nephews Brady Cole, Ethan Cole and her nieces Karsyn Cole and Libby Newton.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, June 19th starting at 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Salmon Funeral Home. 

Donna Melinda Newton will be remembered for the love she had for her family and friends and the care she gave to those she helped through her work. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.

Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Donna Melinda Newton. 


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