Marcellus Ray New was born July 19, 1949 in Monticello to the late Roscoe Law-rence New and Chloma Keith New, who survives, and passed away April 12, 2013 at his home in the Mercer addition, reaching the age of 63 years.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer and husband Dennis St. Clair of Somerset, Angela and husband James Alexander of Monticello, Rochelle and husband Michael Marcum of Somerset, and Sara and husband Chris Thompson of Atlanta, Ga.; along with his siblings, Mary Duncan, Bernice Duncan, Barbara (Bob) McGlocklin, Robin (Larry) Foster, Gary (Carol) and Kenny (Pam) New.
He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Dakota and Zackary Alexander, Eric and Jacob Upchurch, Trenton Jones and Adam Marcum; his step-grandchildren, Jamie (Marie), Lee, Nick St. Clair and Madeline Marcum; and his step-great-grandchildren, Addyson and Kaylee St. Clair.
Along with his father Roscoe, Marcellus was also preceded in death by his sister, Frances Decker; and brothers-in-law, Clyde Decker and Cleo Duncan.
Marcellus graduated from Wayne County School with the Class of 1967. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, playing horse shoes, playing corn hole and card games. He also enjoyed growing tomatoes and cucumbers in his garden and loved to grill out along with camping. He enjoyed listening to country and western music. During the time from 1977 to 2008 his specialty was doing upholstery work on house boats.
Marcellus had accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1967 and was a member of the First Turkey Creek Baptist Church.
Most of all, he loved spending time with all of his family and friends that he loved dearly. Marcellus will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends that in return loved him very much.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 16 at Hickey and Son Funeral Home in Monticello from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral to follow. Bro. Larry Foster and Bro. Darry Hatfield will officiate.
Interment will be in the Isaac Tucker Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the New family at www.hickeyandson.com.