Newt Jennings

Westminster – Newt Bryant Jennings, 82, husband of Fern Hembree Jennings, passed away Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at Hospice of the Upstate, Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC.


Newt was born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late James Columbus “J.C.” and Blanche Pearson Jennings. Newt was a retired surveying engineer for the South Carolina Department of Transportation for 30 years, during his retirement he was an avid carpenter and enjoyed gardening.


Newt is survived by his wife, Fern Hembree Jennings; daughter, Sharon Weaver and husband Chuck of Seneca; daughter in law, Melinda Jennings of Seneca; brothers, Charles Jennings of Westminster, Jasper Jennings of Pickens; sisters, Manetta Smith of West Union, Pat Owens of West Union; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Newt is proceeded in death by his parents; sons, Alan Jennings and Jason Jennings.


A Celebration of Life memorial will be Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Chattooga Belle Farm, 454 Damascus Church Road, Long Creek, South Carolina 29658.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Newt’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting