Elwynn Lavon New

October 16, 1937April 7, 2019

Elwynn Lavon New, 81 of El Dorado, AR; died on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at John R. Williamson Hospice House. Born on October 16, 1937 in Dyess, AR; Elwynn was the son of John 'Pete' New and Katie Lorene Kennedy New. Elwynn retired as a supervisor from El Dorado Paper Bag Company. He was a member of Three Creeks Baptist Church.

Elwynn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Mellinger New, and two brothers Jeryl New and Danny New.

Survivors are sons Mark Stephen New (Lisa) of El Dorado and Cliff Douglas New (Jenny) of Harmony Grove, AR; a brother Gary New (Kay) of Magnolia, AR; sisters-in-law, Peggy New of Junction City, AR and Celia New of Harrison, AR along with grandchildren; Josh New, Bethany Moore ( Matthew), Tamara Murray, and Caitlin Holifield; and great-grandchildren; Hunter Cheatham, J. T. New, Bentley Holifield and Micah Moore.

Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Young's Funeral Home.

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Three Creeks Baptist Church with Rev. Dano Rainer officiating. Interment will follow at the Three Creeks Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Three Creeks Baptist Church, 8772 Haynesville Hwy, Junction City, AR 71749 or to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730

An online registry is available at


  • Jerry New
  • Chester New
  • Gary Hammett
  • Ricky Ware
  • Wayne Kennedy
  • Jay Green


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Elwynn Lavon New

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Bj Parker Pritchard Pritchard

April 8, 2019

I worked with Elwyn at ElDorado Paper Bag. Always kind with a sweet smile. I am so sorry for your loss.