Calvin Attwood New

May 7, 1924 - August 23, 2019

05/07/1924 - 08/23/2019

Past Services

Monday August 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Tuesday August 27, 2019
12:30 pm
Williamsburg Memorial Park
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

COMO, NC – Calvin Attwood New, age 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Mr. New was born on May 7, 1924 to Andrew Jackson New and Ella Parsons New in Charles City County, VA. Calvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, brother,uncle and friend. He loved spending time with his family. Calvin was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and his work on tugboats. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Martha Dixon New, and daughters, Anna Lee New and Rose Fowler, and granddaughter, Rose Ann Fowler.

Calvin is survived by his son, John Andrew New and wife Rita of Lasker; three daughters, Janet Davis of Como, Brenda Hedgepeth and husband Calvin of Ahoskie, and Carolyn Pierce and husband Lonnie of Ahoskie; son-in-law, Tommy Fowler of Como; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 26, 2019, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 12:30 pm at the Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Ave. Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the New family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Nikki Epperson
4 years ago

I loved him and he would always say I was like his grand daughter

Gerrit, Christina , Hunter
4 years ago

Enjoy your wings, prayers to the family .

Margaret Ann Little
4 years ago

Such a sweetheart of a man. He will be sorely missed by everyone. I’m thankful I had the honor to spend some time with him. Sending prayers of comfort to his family.

4 years ago

I grew up beside his daughter Rose which gave me the opportunity to meet all of her family. Mr. New was always smiling and the sweetest person ever. I could see if he drove up from my yard and I would always run to Rose’s to see Paw Paw. Everytime, I was greeted with , “Hi darling” and a kiss. He was not my grandaddy but he was my Paw Paw too.

Kimberlynn Baggett
4 years ago

May God wrap his arms around all of you during this time. I pray for peace and comfort. I love you all.