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Floyd “Coon” Lee New July 18, 1945 - April 30, 2024

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Floyd “Coon” Lee New, 78, of Iva, SC, passed away on Tuesday April 30, 2024, at Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Abbeville, SC on July 18, 1945, he was the son of the late Floyd Carlton New and Ruth Windsor, he was the husband of the late Willie Lee New.

He is survived by his son: Roger Mark New (Angel); grandchildren: Drew New (Kelsey), Blake McDonald (Becky), Jamey Adams (Tori), and Tyler Adams; great-grandchildren: Piper New, Raelyn New, Kage Adams, and Preston McDonald.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Monday May 6, 2024, at the Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory Iva Chapel officiated by Rev. Jerry Gray.

The family will be at the home of his son Roger.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory Iva Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


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    Jan Grant Johnson says

    I am so sorry to hear of “Coons” passing .. He was a Dear Friend for many years .. My Thoughts and Prayers are with You Mark and All of Your Family !! I always had a Friend in Coon and He was like Family as I was His Cousin Skeeters first wife … May Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be With Each of You During This Trying Time and May God Bless Each of You ..

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    Bill Morrison says

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of my classmate and friend. I have many fond memories of our time together at Abbeville High School. Coon was a good punter and he had hang time before we knew what that was. He will be missed by many and certainly by the class of 1964. RIP my friend…

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    Doug Simpson says

    Greatly saddened when I heard of Coon’s passing. I have struggled with the right words to say. At minimum, he was one of a kind. I can never remember walking away from talking to him that I did not learn something or laugh. There have been many times, that someone has asked me about one of Skeeter Simpson’s stories and wondered if it was true. I would always say “well if you want to know what really happened, ask Coon.” He would give you the straight story along with the lesson that could be learned from what happened. Coon was family, friend, teacher, coach, and a GOOD MAN!! Go rest high Coon, you have earned it. You will forever be in our hearts.

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    Jimmy Weathers says

    I have lost a true friend. He was a sure PIPEFITTER HE MIGHT have been the best.When jobs and money were tight he got me a many of a jobI I used to call him and say you dont know where I can find a job do you.Say hello to Bubba and Peggy in Heaven.

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    Jimmy Weathers says

    I have lost a true friend.I can say he was my friend.He was the best pipefitter I ever knew.If you needed a job You could call coon..He all ways knew who was needing pipefitters.I will really miss him

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    Janice Boggs says

    Mark, I am so saddened to hear of “Coon” passing. He has meant so much to me for many years. Was a dear friend. My prayers are with you & your Family. JANICE BOGGS, CALHOUN FALLS, S C.

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    Wanda Cooley says

    Rest in peace Uncle Coon

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