Mrs. Carolyn Elliott New, age 70 of Somerset, Widow of Brother J. S. New, passed from this life on Thursday, August 24, 2017 suddenly in Somerset.

She was born on November 11, 1946 in Casey County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Charles Elliott and Ruthie Maurine Phelps Elliott.  She was of the Baptist faith and worked diligently in the establishment of the Denham Street Baptist with her husband Brother J. S. New.  Carolyn was a charter member of the Church and took pride in serving her Lord as she continued her support of the church and the new pastor.  She had a genuine passion for the upkeep of the church and served faithfully as the church custodian.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family, as well as walking in her neighborhood.  Her radiant smile and gallant spirit will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Besides her parents Carolyn was preceded in death by husbands; Bob Padgett of Waynesburg and Pastor J. S. New of Somerset, brother; Danny Elliott and of Somerset, a sister; Elsie Elliott and a daughter in law; Lisa Hudson New.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories; her son; Jonathan and (Ell) New of Slate Branch Community, her daughter; Barbara Padgett of Somerset and Step-sons; Delane New of LaGrange, Kentucky and Richard and (Debbie) New of the Oak Hill Community. Her brothers; Freddie Elliott and  Randall (Trish) Elliott all of Yosemite, Kentucky and Timothy Elliott of Somerset, her sisters; Billie Elliott and Donna and (Bruce) Meece, her Sister in law; Sarah Dick Elliott all of Somerset. Her grandchildren; Jeremy (Kimberly) Emerson, Jarrod (Telvis) Emerson, Joshua D. (Jesse) New, Kloey Strong and Ayla Strong, and her great-grandchildren; Trae Emerson, Lilly New, Tariel Emerson, Kayce Jane Evans, Taylor Wayne Price and Kallie Emerson along with her son in law Russell Emerson, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home

Mrs. New will then lie in state at the Denham Street Baptist Church,  400 Denham Street, Somerset, Kentucky 42501 on Monday Morning August 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Griffith, Brother Bruce Conley, Brother Jessie McCoy, Brother Melvin Sisson and Jerry Frye officiating. 

Interment will be in the Southern Oaks Cemetery, 2110 W. Highway 914, Somerset, Kentucky

The Pallbearers will be Chris Meece, Danny Thomas Stevens, Freddie Lee Elliott, Kelvin Elliott, Randy Elliott and Scott Elliott.

In lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to the Denham Street Baptist Church Youth Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mrs. Carolyn Elliott New