Catherine W. Hewett of Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Born on Oct. 5, 1931, in Tabor City, N. C., she was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Elvie G. Wright. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Hewett; son, Charlton Glenn Hewett; daughter, Tracy Hewett; granddaughter, Leigh Green and her best friend of many years, Joe Edwards. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Surdyke and her husband Kevin of Myrtle Beach; grandchildren, Sophie Surdyke, Connor Surdyke and Miranda Mapula and her husband Kurt; sister, Doris W. Mills of Tabor City, N.C., and nephews, Dr. Michael Mills of Loris and Dr. Chuck Mills of North Myrtle Beach.
Prior to making her home in Myrtle Beach, Mrs. Hewett was employed for several years by the Columbus County Board of Education. She and her sister Doris were co-owners of The Jewelry Tree stores, the first of which was located in the former Myrtle Square Mall. Catherine was known to be a lady of strength, dignity and style. Small in stature, she was big in heart and filled with determination. All through her life, she cherished an unbreakable bond with her sister Doris; their love and care for each other knew no bounds. Catherine will always be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral services were private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Grace Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Marcus Fowler, 301 Russ Road, Loris, S.C. 29569.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.
Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City served the family.