Cover photo for Bunny P. Newman's Obituary
Bunny P. Newman Profile Photo

Bunny P. Newman

December 27, 1956 — June 20, 2023

Bunny P. Newman

Trenton, SC - Bunny Palmer Newman, wife of Alfred Freeman Newman, passed away June 20, 2023, after a courageous eight years living with multiple myeloma. She was a resident of Trenton, South Carolina.

Bunny, daughter of the late Lawrence E. Palmer (Shorty) and Laura Landrum Palmer, was born December 27, 1956, in Augusta, Georgia. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved son, John Garrett Quattlebaum.

Bunny graduated from Butler High School in 1974 where she was a majorette with the band, a source of pride to her dad. She retired from Riverside Forest Products after 25 years. Before Riverside she worked at C&S Bank and University Hospital. She was a member of Woodlawn UMC.

Bunny is survived by her husband: Freeman; daughter: Lauren Beasley and her husband Dale; grandchildren: Brinley Jean and Logan James. She is also survived by her siblings: Cheryl Gray, Emily Boyles (Dooley), Ann Nelson, Larry Palmer (Kim), Susan Greger (Ron) and Troy Palmer (Donna); sisters-in-law: Rosanne Mason (Charles) and Terri Padgett (Richard). She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and dear friends who loved her.

After her diagnosis Bunny didn’t give up, instead it seemed to inspire her to travel, go to concerts, ball games (esp. UGA Football-Go Dawgs!) and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She dealt with her illness realistically and courageously as she enjoyed life.

Freeman Newman made her life complete. She enjoyed a happy, secure, fulfilling life following their Elvis-officiated Las Vegas wedding.

Bunny was very loving and generous. She made those around her feel loved and cared for. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at

A life tribute video for Bunny may be viewed by clicking on the following link: .
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bunny P. Newman, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Saturday, June 24, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 40

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree