Jennifer Dawn New

Jennifer Dawn New, 42, of Cartersville, GA passed away Saturday, June, 30, 2018. Jennifer was born September 6, 1975 to the late Mr. Howard Van Hook and Mrs. Helen Rose Van Hook in Somerset, KY.

Jennifer was a courageous woman. She was what you call the DEFINITION of a mother to her three children and her "Chunky Monkey, Kadelyn who were her life. She was known as the neighborhood mom, inspiring and mentoring neighborhood children. Jennifer worked for Bartow County for over two years as a sheriff's deputy. She served her community honorably and faithfully.

Jennifer is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marvin Van Hook.

Jennifer is survived by her son, Brennen (Courtney) New, daughter, Lara New and son, Aeden New, granddaughter, Kadelyn New, sisters; Jessica Shawn (Duane) Wilson, Debbie (Allen) Hall, Karen Carrender, Cindy Van Hook, Stacy Brown, Erica (Joe) Sworden all of Somerset, Kentucky, and Regina (Randall) Irvin of Cartersville, GA, brothers; Steve (Tracy) Van Hook, Jared (Amanda) Van Hook, Bo (Renee) Pyles, Tyler Watkins and Trevor (Katelyn) Watkins all of Kentucky, a host of nieces and nephews also survive to cherish Jennifer's memory.

A funeral service will be conducted Friday, July 6, 2018 at two o'clock in the afternoon at The Church at Liberty Square, Cartersville. A graveside service will be held at Clay Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Saturday, July 7, 2018 at three thirty in the afternoon in Somerset, KY.

The family will receive friends Thursday, July 5, 2018 from five thirty in the evening until nine at Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA and Saturday, July 7, 2018 from one thirty in the afternoon until three thirty at Pulaski Funeral Home, Somerset, KY.

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Ms. New is in the care of Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA


  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jennifer Dawn New

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Joy Stanley

July 6, 2018

I work with Dawn at the Bartow County Sheriff's Office, Dawn was amazing beautiful person inside and out, Dawn always had a smile and hug for you, she could make a bad day just a little better when she would crack a joke and make us all laugh. Dawn my LEO sister and friend you will be missed by many and loved by all. Thank you for letting us get to know you. R.I.P. and know we have the thin Blue line from here👮

Tracy Shook

July 5, 2018

Dawn and I worked together at Cartersville Middle School in the cafeteria. I can tell you that she is the poster child for perseverance. I seen Dawn face things that were difficult and jumped each hurdle higher than I ever could. Dawn loved her children and always seen they came first. Dawn always loved to bake and if she knew you liked something she would show you she loved you by baking it and surprising you with it. I will always cherish the times I got to work with Dawn and am honored to call her my friend.
To her children, let her example of a never give up attitude help you through this difficult time and please remember that Dawn is not in your past she will be in your future. The bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and after conversations and prayers with Dawn I know she is at rest with him. God Bless You. Tracy Shook

Jackie Davis

July 4, 2018

We love you Dawn, thank you for the good times. Always here for your family. Love, Jackie, Papa Bill, Corey & Chase.

Melinda Jordan

July 4, 2018

Fly high deputy you earned your angle wings. Thank you for your service.
End of watch

#830 out of service. June 30th. Gone but not forgotten

Carolyn Huston

July 3, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Memories from CMS

melissa hans

July 3, 2018

I am truly sorry for your loss!! Dawn was a great friend, sister, and co-worker. We worked together in the lunchroom at CMS. I knew her when she moved here to Cartersville. Her kids and my kids were friends. She started working in the cafeteria and we just became friends...then more like sisters! She was my shoulder to lean on as I was hers. She is gonna be greatly missed. Prayers for all the family, friends, and co-workers.