TUNNELHILL Andre Newby, 59, passed away on Friday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2012 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga Tenn. Andre was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 9, 1952 a son of the late Jack and Hazel Newby. He had been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. He owned and operated an upholstery business in Chattanooga as well as a gifted tattoo artist at Ink Expressions in Chattanooga. He was a very caring and giving man to all those around him that might be in need. In addition to his parents, Andre is preceded in death by one sister Marcia Gail Steele and one brother Richard Newby.Andre leaves behind to cherish his memory his life companion Tina Sampson; two daughters Andrea Newby and Kristy Bearden, both of Dalton, Ga.; three sons Eric Newby (Charissa), of Ooltewah, Tenn., Damon Newby, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Levi Newby, of Ringgold, Ga.; one sister Dorothy Keith (Roy), of Ringgold, Ga.; three brothers Jack Newby (Betty), Bobby Newby (Tammy), and Eldun Newby (Marsha), all of Dalton, Ga.; thirteen grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends.A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Kinser Church of God located at 140 Kinser Road SE, Cleveland, TN. 37323 with the Reverend Mike Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in United Memorial Gardens in Dalton, GA located on Cleveland Highway. Pallbearers will be fellow artists he worked with from Ink Expressions. The family will receive friends at the church today Oct. 8, from 6 9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.You are encouraged to share a memory and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland, TN is honored to assist the Newby family with these arrangements.