Earl Ray Edger Newton Sr., 48, of Van Buren died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. He was born Nov. 12, 1968, in Van Buren.

A private family-held memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation is under direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

He is survived by two daughters, Lillie Newton and Abbigail Shearburn, both of Alma; four sons, Earl Newton Jr., Kristopher Newton and Gus Shearburn, all of Alma, and Rickey Myers of Arkansas; two brothers, James Newton and Calvin Newton Jr., both of Alma; his parents, Patricia and Calvin Newton Sr. of Kibler; and three grandchildren.