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Major James L. "Bo" New, Sr.

Major James L. “Bo” New, Sr. Retired, age 81, beloved husband of Mrs. Eunice Kneece New, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday December 9th, 2020 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, James Laddie New, Jr. (Vera), Michael Lewis New, Jeff Lowe (Kem), Paul Hawkins (Missy), Marty Edwards (Faye), Doug Edwards (Laura), Sidney Edwards; daughters, Debbie Pierson (Robert), Marie Edwards Williams, Doris Singleton; sister, Frances Cook (R.W.) brother-in-law, Charles Smith; 23 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Wade and Evelyn Rish New; daughters, Susan Inice New; and sister, Janie Smith.

Mr. New was a devout Christian and a faithful member of Christian Heritage Church in Graniteville. He was retired with 32 years of service as a Major with Aiken Department of Public Safety, a member of the Aiken Shrine Club, a member of the Masonic Lodge #156 in Aiken, an Honorary Member of the Star Lodge in Graniteville, a member of the Potante Guard, and a past president of the Shrine Club in Aiken. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he impacted with all of his years of service to the community. 

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday December 12th, 2020 at 3pm at Christian Heritage Church with Pastors Stephen Phillips, Jonathan Randall and Jody Padgett officiating. The interment with Masonic Rites Accorded By Lodge #156 in Aiken, will immediately follow at the Historical Graniteville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be: Ralph Thomas, Mike Hunt, Ronald Barton, Keith Jowers and Eddie Bentley.

Honorary Pallbears will be: Mike Harold, Ray Bentley, Joe Taylor, John Pope, Clyde Harkins, Roy Fisher, Wade Baggott, Sammy Odum and the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital of Greenville at 950 w. Faris Raod. Greenville, SC 29606 in memory of Major James L. “Bo” New, Sr. 

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the current pandemic, social distancing guidelines and masks will be encouraged for the visitation and funeral service.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Mrs. Eunice and family, so sorry to hear about Mr. Bo. He was a wonderful, kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ~Bobby, Angie, Taylor and Braxton Sanders

Sanders Family Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

Eunice, please accept my sincere condolences upon the passing of Bo. He was a true public servant, a devoted family man, a follower of Christ, and a brother to me as a Mason and Shriner. I pray that Gods many blessings will sustain your family during this difficult hour and that you will allow your faith in Him to be a source of great comfort. May the many happy memories of a life well-lived carry you forward.

Rep. Bill Taylor Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Enuice and Family we can not be their in personal, but ours Hearts and Prayers or with all of you ,BO will be miss my all that new Him God Bless each of you George Bessie Whittle and Family

George and Bessie Whittle Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Eunice, Debbie (Robert), Jeff (Kim), Paul (Missy) and the rest of the family. I know you have peace of mind in knowing Uncle Bo is with God in Heaven. I pray that God sends you a comforter at this sad and difficult time. Uncle Bo's memorial video was so special. Such wonderful memories and love shared. We loved him, he was special man. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We Love You!!!! Terri and Daryl Doman

Terri Doman Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Eunice you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Bo was a sweet and kind man we are so sorry he had to leave us so soon. We love yall and are praying for yall.

David,Sheila Craven and family Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Having Know Mr. Bo New for over 50 Years it is sad that we have lost a really Good person. Bo was always a person you could go to if you needed anything. Rest in Peace. Prayers for the entire Family

Bob Patterson Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

God has taken one of his Children home.Bo was a very good sweet man and a Dear Cousin and Friend.We shared alot of laughs and good times with him and Eunice and he was a devout john deere collector.I thank God for the time I have known him and will miss him greatly.My prayers are with Eunice and his Son's and Family and Frances and Rudy and Family.May God give you peace and comfort at this time
Love Always! Teresa New

Teresa New Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM


Cynthia Britt Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the New Family. Enjoyed working with Major New at Aiken Public Safety.

Sandy Wagoner Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

Ronnie and I can't express in words the sadness we feel for the loss of Bo. He was truly a man of God and lead by example of his faith in God. Bo was so humble and loving to all. He had that smile and was ready to help in any way he could. He will be so greatly missed. We love you Bo.

Martha Bagwell Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

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