Alfred Cula Newell Jr

alfred newell jr

January 15, 1947 ~ February 4, 2021

Al Newell, 74, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at his home in Buford, GA. Al was born in Savannah, GA on January 15, 1947 to Alfred C. Newell, Sr. and Mary Carolyn Adams.

Al grew up in Savannah, GA. and graduated from Savannah High School in 1965.

Al married Linda Nicholson in 1970 in Blue Ridge, GA. They were married for 50 years.

Al moved to Atlanta, GA in 1966 where he worked for Southern Bell. Years later he pursued a career in law enforcement that lasted for over a decade, before returning to the phone company from where he retired in 2004. After retirement he enjoyed spending time with family.

Al Newell is survived by his spouse, Linda Newell, of Buford, GA; his daughters: Alison Horne (Kenneth) of Buford, GA and Ashley Pendleton (Adam) of Cumming, GA; his grandchildren: Taylor, Kennedy and Madison Horne, of Buford GA; Jordan, Ella and Jaden Thomas of Cumming, GA; his brothers: Carl Newell and Robert Newell (Betty) of Savannah, GA. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred C. Newell, Sr. and Mary Carolyn Adams.

Growing up in Savannah, Al rarely missed the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and continued this tradition with his own family. His favorite part of the parade was watching the vintage cars. Al was a skilled pianist and also enjoyed playing his pipe organ. He was honored to be asked to play the organ for a couple of churches he attended though the years. When his family was young, they spent a lot of Sundays after church hiking Stone Mountain. It became one of the family’s favorite traditions.

Al loved watching airplanes and spent a lot of time with his family watching planes come and go at Peachtree Dekalb Airport. He loved sharing this pastime with his grandchildren when they were young. He also enjoyed watching his daughters play softball and even coached them a couple of seasons; and years later, you could find him watching his grandchildren play their own sports.

His family is thankful for the outpouring of love and support during this time. Al was one of a kind and is truly missed.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Robert Newell says:

    Thank you to all those who have been supportive during this time.

  2. Gail Hineline says:

    Dear Al, you are missed by so many, I know. Certainly by your wife, Linda, of 50 years and your children, grandchildren, other family members and all the friends you’ve made along the way. I will always remember how you loved to drive fast and “peel out.” I remember when you played the piano and I was so impressed. I’m glad to know you continued to play. You had a gift and you were good to share it. I haven’t seen you in 50 years but I’ll always remember what a great guy you were. R.I.P. Dear Friend and May God bless!

  3. Patty Adams says:

    Missing you so much, Cousin Al. I always looked up to you, as far back as I can remember. As I said to Linda, I remember when I was 5 years old and I thought you hung the moon! My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and your daughters and grandchildren, also Carl, Bob, Betty, and all my other cousins. My best memories are the Easter and Summer vacation trips in the 1960’s to visit all the family in Georgia. Those happy memories mean more than ever now. I love you all. I love you Cousin Al. I think you are probably playing a piano in heaven and the angels are singing with you. Praise be to God. Love to all, Cousin Patty

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Go to Top