The story below is posted courtesy of Georgia's Christian Index and written in full by Managing Editor, Joe Westbury. Our dear brother Ray Newman, a Georgia Baptist icon passed away to be with his God and ours on Monday morning, November 25, 2013. Only recently did Georgia Baptists honor him at the annual Georgia Baptist Convention for the service he rendered for our Lord through the local church and both state and national convention assignments. Mr. Westbury's article nicely captures and summarizes Brother Ray's gospel ministry as a lifelong Southern Baptist. Southern Baptists everywhere will miss him.