Audrey New, 71, of Hamburg, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Little Rock.  Mrs. New dedicated her life to taking care of the elderly in her home, Audrey’s Special Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Mike New; her mother, Margaret Young Smith and her step-father, Chris Smith.

She is survived by three sons, Michael New and wife, Diana, of Crossett, Matthew New of Hamburg and Mackie New and wife, Angella, of Junction City; a daughter, Maria Rhodes and husband, James, of New Albany, Miss.; two sisters, Trudy Impastato of Slidell, La., and Margaret Jochum of Picayune, Miss.; two brothers, Brian Deese of Liberty, S.C., and Robert Deese of Slidell; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives, co-workers and friends.

The family will be having a private graveside service and burial in the Beekman Cemetery with Rev. Andy Connard officiating. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

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