Woodrow Bunk New

January 5, 1947 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Woodrow “Bunk” New, 76, of Freeburn, KY passed away August 26th, 2023, at Tug Valley ARH in South Williamson, Kentucky. 

He was born at Phelps, KY on January 5th, 1947, to the late Willis Jake and Hazel “Dotson” New.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded by his brother, Jr. New; and sisters, Angie New, and Truby Stump. 

Those surviving Woodrow include his daughter, Rie New; son, Brandon New; sisters, Linda and John Peters of Ohio; Alice and Earnest of Phelps, Ky; Georgia and Jimmy Jennings of Ohio; and Elizabeth and Don Mclaughlin of Pikeville, Ky; brothers, David New of OH; Mike New of Pikeville, Ky; Homer New of OH; Frankie and Teresa New of OH; and Jimmy and Patty New of OH; grandchildren, Brittany (Jared) Wolford; great – grandchildren, Makena Wolford, Aria Wolford and Alec Wolford.  Special friends, Johnny Hurley, Teresa Dotson, and many others as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Woodrow was a retired coal miner working for Kencar for many years.  He was of the Pentecostal faith and was baptized at Gooslin Bottom Pentecostal Church on August 20th.  His many hobbies include fishing, coon hunting, and raising chickens.  He enjoyed trading and was a big jokester.  Woodrow was a free-spirited person and he loved everyone.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 2nd, 2023, at the Jones & West Funeral Home with Odis Blankenship and Benny Freeman officiating.  Interment will conclude at New Cemetery in Nicholas Fork of Barrenshea, Freeburn, Ky.  Pallbearers, Terry “Lurch” Stump, Shane New, David New, Michael New, Bo Daniels, and Frankie New. 

Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Thursday & Friday evening at the chapel.  Special services each night at 7:00 P.M.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Ky.  The guestbook may be viewed at

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September 2, 2023

6:00 PM
Nicholas Fork of Barrenshea, New Cemetery, Ky


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