Effie Rene (Britt) Newell
Funeral services for Effie Rene (Britt) Newell, 87, Wynnewood were held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Hale’s Memorial Chapel in Sulphur with her nephew, Fred Lamb, officiating. Interment followed at the Dolberg Cemetery in Roff under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur. Rene was born July 30, 1929 in Sulphur to the late Robert Eanes and Jewell Francis (Castleberry) Britt. She died Wednesday, Oct.19, in Oklahoma City Rene and William Eugene Newell were married on June 1, 1958 in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on September 8, 1988. Rene grew up in the Oak Grove/Sulphur area. She attended grade school in Oak Grove and junior high in Hickory. In 1967, Rene proudly graduated from Wynnewood High School, receiving her high school diploma, a great accomplishment she was not able to achieve earlier in life. She spent 18 years working at the Pauls Valley State School, in various positions including, switchboard operator, clothing department and cottage assistant. After retiring from the state school, Rene began working in real estate, where she became a broker and owned and operated Rene Newell Reality for 20+ years. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, working puzzles, family genealogy and spoiling her grandchildren. Survivors include one daughter, Roywana Long Myall, Pauls Valley; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lee Britt Amos, Roff; two brothers, Buddy Britt, Calvin and Daniel Britt, Stratford and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Rene was preceded in death by one son, David Lee Long and three brothers, James Britt, Sammy Don Britt and Baby Boy Britt.