Thomas Miles Newbern

Published 9:58 am Tuesday, January 10, 2012

AHOSKIE – Thomas Miles Newbern, age 22, was born July 31, 1989 in Pitt County and died January 7, 2012 in Charleston, SC.

He is survived by his parents, the Honorable and Mrs. Thomas Roberts Jernigan Newbern (nee Margaret Ann Hines) and his brother, Benjamin Hines Newbern.  His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Hines, Jr. of Mobile, AL, and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Judson Newbern, Jr. of Ahoskie.  He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. George Judson Newbern III of Brentwood, TN, Mr. and Mrs. Chip Mikell of Tallahassee, FL, and Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Hines III of Mobile, AL; cousins, Liza Newbern, Powell Newbern and Mikhaila Hines.

Miles was a senior at The College of Charleston majoring in history and minoring in archeology.  He participated in the excavation of the Anthony Ashley Cooper Settlement site.  He was a member of The College of Charleston Club Tennis Team and played in Charleston League Tennis.  He worked in the Addleston Library on campus and enjoyed helping other students.  Miles loved being with people, and he loved student life at The College of Charleston.  He always had a smile on his face.

Miles was a member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Ahoskie where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 with The Reverend Jeffrey Allen Douglas officiating.  Burial will follow in the church garth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424 or Hampton Roads Chapter for Juvenile Diabetes, 5712 Cleveland Street, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 or St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 263, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

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Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Newbern family.