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Radner Charles “R.C” Dew: Tabor City

1928 – 2017

     Radner Charles “R.C” Dew of Tabor City died Saturday, May 13, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, Whiteville. He was 89.
     Born in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Homer and Metta Mae Harrelson Dew. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean War. He was a devoted Christian and a member of Carolina Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for over 50 years, where he also held numerous other positions including Sunday School Superintendent. He was a valued employee of Wright’s Gas Company for 50 years.
     He is survived by his wife, Catherine Fowler Dew of Tabor City; a daughter, Sherry Dew Prince of Tabor City; two brothers, Kenneth Earl Dew of Charlotte and Linney Elroy Dew of Kingston, Tennessee; a sister, Alice Faye Long of New Bern; three grandchildren, Amanda Brooke Prince, Hannah-Jo Catherine Prince (Jeff Ashachik), and Susan Leanne Prince Gore (Charlie); two great-grandchildren, Giles Hayden Prince and Braxton Greer Prince.
     In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Jo Dew; two brothers, Thomas Eidson Dew and Edwin Marshal Dew; and one sister, Cora Dew Ray.
     Visitation was planned for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in the Carolina Baptist Church at 2401 Church Road Green Sea.
     Funeral services were to follow at 3 p.m. in the church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Baptist Church, 2401 Church Road Green Sea, SC 29545 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, NC 28472.
     A guest register is available here.

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