Dianne Faye McDowell Newby, 79, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was a former employee of Olan Mills where she worked for over 26 years and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Conley Newby; son, David Newby; parents, Grover Lewis and Anna Louise Light McDowell; three sisters, Thelma Quinn, Maxine Seay and Carole Hammontree; and four brothers, G.L. McDowell, Jack McDowell, Larry McDowell and David McDowell. She is survived by two children, Christy (Jimmy) Sparks of Ringgold, GA., and Darren (Susan Hale) Newby of LaFayette, GA.; four grandchildren, Tyler Sparks, Ryan Newby, Seth (Lauren) Sparks and Caitlin (Logan) Cooke; nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday May 7, 2021 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Roger Carnes officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens-South. The family will receive friends 3-8 P.M. Thursday and 9 A.M. until funeral time at the funeral home.