Born April 1, 1930, in Leachville, Ark., son of the late Mose and Ruby Hood New. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church in Malden.
On Sept. 6, 1953, he married Dolly Lou Lively, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include three sons, Keith New, of Risco, Mo., Steven New, of Bartlett, Tenn., and Scott New, of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Doris Causey, of Malden and three grandchildren, Shannon Karlish, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Leah New, of Lavista, Neb., and Joel New, of New York City, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph New and two sisters, Willie Merle Elder and Earlene Masters.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Friday, Sept. 22, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Bill Jackson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.