Shafton Wayne Hewett, Sr.: Carolina Shores

1941 – 2021

     Shafton Wayne Hewett, Sr. of Carolina Shores, formerly of Tabor City passed away Saturday, Feb. 20. He was 79.

     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 and Matthew Hewett Craft; granddaughters Anna Elizabeth Hewett, Katherine Ava Hewett “Kate”, grand dog Hooper; a sister, Dianna Hewett Fonvielle; and several cousins that are like brothers and sisters.

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in Tabor City Baptist Church, burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.