First Posted: 1/15/2009
Wilma Elmore Hewell, 78, of 802 Colony Drive, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., a former resident of Lumberton, died Tuesday at Summit Place in North Myrtle Beach.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton, the Rev. Joe Bounds and Dr. Dewey Kerr officiating. Burial will follow at the Sharon Memorial Gardens in Charlotte.
Hewell was born in Weddington, Union County, and grew up in Charlotte. She was the daughter of the late William Luther Elmore and the late Maude Jordan Elmore. Hewell was the widow of John William Hewell Jr., who died Feb. 20, 2000. They were married on Feb. 8, 1941, and spent most of their 59 years in Lumberton, until her husband retired. They moved to North Myrtle Beach and resided there until she moved to Summit Place after she became ill. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist in North Myrtle Beach and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Lumberton.
The family said: “Hewell was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and a friend to many.”
Surviving are a daughter, Jerri Hewell Logan and her husband, Paul, both of North Myrtle Beach; two grandsons, Timothy Lynn Soles and his wife, Carol, both of Kannapolis, and Morris Jay Bennett Jr. and his fiancee, Angie, both of Lumberton; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Hewell of Kannapolis; a great-grandson, Hunter Troy of Lumberton; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Jennings and Jordan Logan of Roanoke, Va.; two nieces, Billie Kerwin, her children, her grandchildren and Jan Wilson; and two nephews, Steve Benfield and C. R. Benfield.
The family will receive friends following the services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church, 615 11th Ave., N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582, Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579, or the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of one's choice.