Johnnie New

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Johnnie New

March 07, 1930 - March 08, 2019

Johnnie New Johnnie J. New, age 89, of Somerset, KY., departed this life on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Johnnie was born on March 7, 1930 in Ferguson, KY., to the late Joe and Melville Cassada New. He attended Cotter Avenue Church of God for many years and later Heritage Hope Church of God. Johnnie worked as a Mechanic Supervisor at the Pulaski County Highway Department until his retirement. He married his wife, Dorothy Cooper New, on May 14, 1949 in Somerset, KY., and they shared over 66 years together until her passing on May 8, 2016.
He is survived by two sons, Johnny L. (and Patsy) New of Ferguson and Robert J. New of Somerset; two grandsons, Johnny L. (and Karen) New Jr. and Joseph Frank (and Angie) New both of Somerset; and four great-grandchildren, Jared New, Jonathan New, Kobe New and Marina New; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, Joe and Melville New, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, Homer, Joseph, Clarence, Robert, Orville, James, Charles, and Walter "Babe" New, and one sister, Alvina Kennedy.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 10, 2019 after 5:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro Larry Perkins officiating. Burial will be at West Somerset Cemetery.
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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Johnnie New.
Published on March 9, 2019
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