MALDEN - James Ralph New, 84, died April 3, 2004, at the Ridgeview Nursing Center.
Born July 10, 1919, at Myrtle, Miss., son of the late Mose and Ruby Hood New, he was a member of the New Prospect Southern Baptist Church.
On May 20, 1940, he married Regenia Wayne Meacham who survives.
Other survivors include: one son, William Darryl New of Malden; three daughters, Kathleen Clapsaddle of Springfield, Brenda Busboom of Buckeye, Ariz., and Jennifer Stratman of Sikeston; one brother, Noel New of Campbell; one sister Doris Causey of Malden; and 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna New; two sisters, Willie Murie Elder and Earlene Masters; and one brother, Ray New.
Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden with the Rev. Paul Starnes officiating.
Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.