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Melvin Eugene (Gene) Witherington

March 16, 1944 ~ March 12, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Melvin Eugene “Gene” Witherington, age 78, passed away Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Lloyd Woodrow Witherington and the late Lossie Belle Holloman Witherington. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Witherington and a grandson, Joshua Allen McIntosh. Gene was retired from Georgia-Pacific in Dudley. 

A service to celebrate Gene’s life will be held by the graveside on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Holloman-Anderson Family Cemetery with Rev. Frank Harrison officiating. The family will greet friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter, Rhonda McIntosh.

Gene is survived by his children, Rhonda McIntosh and her husband, John, Brian Witherington and Phillip Witherington; his brothers, Charles Witherington  and his wife, Carolyn and Linwood Witherington and his wife, Debbie; a sister, Wanda Williford and her husband, David;  and a grandson, Andrew Witherington.

The family requests memorial gifts be directed to the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct, Goldsboro, NC 27534

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March 14, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
2873 US Hwy 117
Dudley, NC 28333

Graveside Service
March 15, 2023

1:00 PM
Holloman-Anderson Family Cemetery
288 Thunder Swamp Road
Mount Olive, NC 28365


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