Charity (Adams) Chewning

January 30, 1931 ~ November 20, 2019 (age 88)


Charity Adams Chewning, age 88, died Wednesday in Wilmington, NC. Born in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late William Cromwell Adams and Flora Pridgen Adams and wife of the late  Bennett Harold Chewning. A member of the Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, she was an Elder. She taught school for over 40 years and was considered the queen of crossword puzzles. She enjoyed outdoor gardening and  her plants and flowers.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 2:00pm at Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating. The family will greet friends Friday at Shumate-Faulk Funeral  Home one hour prior to the service.

She is survived by her children, Ronnie Chewning and wife, Kim of Wilmington, NC and daughter, Linda Chewning and fiancée, Jason Lancaster of Wilmington, NC; her sister, Mary Odessa Rose of Springfield, VA; and two grandchildren, Taylor Chewning and wife, Beth of Raleigh, and Amber Spangler and husband, Kyle of Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601

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November 22, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
2873 US Hwy 117
Dudley, NC 28333

Graveside Service
November 22, 2019

2:00 PM
Wayne Memorial Park
2925 US-117
Dudley, NC 28333

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