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Johnnie French New

(WEDOWEE) Graveside services for Johnnie French New, 80, of Wedowee were held on Sunday, April 9, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Wedowee City Cemetery with Rev. John Tal Murphree officiating.

Mrs. New passed away Thursday, April 6, at her home.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy New of Wedowee; one son, Jon Tod New of New Hope; one daughter, Mimi Elizabeth Stephens (Brian) of Wedowee; two grandchildren, Jace and Mia; one sister, Marvelene Birch of Anniston; one brother, Robert French of Greenville, SC; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. New was born on Aug. 17, 1942, the daughter of Walker and Verdie Wilder French. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wedowee and was retired from the Randolph County Board of Education. Mrs. New was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, DeWitt French; and one sister, Roberta French.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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