Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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Mrs. Linda Morrison New, age 70 of Conyers, died Sunday, October 9, 2011. She was a native of Atlanta, born at Crawford W. Long Hospital, and she was a 1959 honor graduate of Roosevelt High School. She worked as a legal secretary for some of Atlanta's prestigious law firms and earned her paralegal credentials at the top of her class. She eventually earned her real estate license and finished her career at Park Signature Properties as a real estate agent and office manager. She retired in 2006 and enjoyed playing golf and Bridge with her girlfriends and visiting with her grandchildren. Mrs. New is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 51 years, Mr. James M. New, Sr., her daughter, Mrs. Terri New Michael, son, Mr. James M. New, Jr. along with son-in-law, Mr. Sean Michael and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Cherie New. She is also survived by her sisters, Ms. Mary Wolfe, Ms. Carolyn Morrison and Mrs. Shirley Buckner. Mrs. New was very proud of her six grandchildren, Michael and Robert Buice and Alicia, Claudia, James and Clayton New. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, 30012, 770-483-7216.