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Shafton Wayne Hewett

July 28, 1941 ~ February 20, 2021 (age 79)


Carolina Shores, NC

Shafton Wayne Hewett, Sr. 79 of Carolina Shores, formerly of Tabor City passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021.  He was the son of the late Dewey Shafton and Elatha Harrelson Hewett.

He was a graduate of Tabor City High School Class of 1959 and received a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Massy Technical Institute of Jacksonville, Florida. He served in the US Coast Guard Reserves.

He retired from Carolina Telephone and Telegraph/United/Sprint/Embarq with 43 years of service. Post retirement he enjoyed ten years working part time at Lowes.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Doris Small Hewett, daughter Crystal  Hewett-Craft (Mike), son Shafton Wayne Hewett, Jr. (Niki), grandsons David Michael Craft, Matthew Hewett Craft, granddaughters Anna Elizabeth Hewett, Katherine Ava Hewett “Kate” , grand dog Hooper, one sister Dianna Hewett Fonvielle  and several cousins that are like brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Tabor City Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services will be livestreamed on the Inman Ward Funeral Home Facebook page starting at 10:55 AM.


A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Funeral Service
February 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Tabor City Baptist Church
200 Live Oak St.
Tabor City, NC 28463

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