CARL ALLEN “CURL” HEWLIN, son of the late Glover Trusel Hewlin and Hattie Mae Montague, was born on August 29, 1942, in Enfield, North Carolina, where he was raised by his father and paternal grandparents. He transitioned from this earthly life to his heavenly home on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at his beloved residence in Enfield, North Carolina.
Carl received his formal education in the Halifax County Public School System, graduated from the former Eastman High School with the class of 1960, and also attended Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. On September 4, 1964, he was drafted into the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. Carl received numerous medals, including a Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Expert (Rifle M-14) Medal. He was honorably discharged on August 30, 1966.
Carl Hewlin loved owning antique classic cars and kept them looking impeccable! He was known for driving around Virginia and North Carolina, in his baby blue Buick Riviera that impressively passed the 500K mile mark. He loved playing the guitar, especially the acoustic and electric guitars with the bands known as “The Blue Mooners” and “The Legends”. He loved every minute of it!
Carl was also a very intelligent man who could carry on an insightful conversation about almost anything. While residing in Petersburg, Virginia, he enjoyed being on the Transportation Safety Board and was presented two distinguished plaques by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for his twenty-seven years of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, from May 1978 to January 2006.
One of Carl’s endearing traits was that he truly cherished his family and friends, and never missed the opportunity to celebrate weddings, birthdays, reunions, holidays or anniversaries with his loved ones, whether it be by a heartwarming card or by his presence. He believed that Jesus Christ was his Savior, he never lost faith in God, and carried around in his wallet Psalm 121: 1-2 which states, “ I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”
Carl is now resting in heaven with his beloved father, mother, grandparents, Simpson and Louvenia Hewlin; Uncle, Cecil Alston; Aunt, Reather Hewlin Alston; godson, Officer Alan C. Silver; brother, Eugene Montague; and cousins, Floria “Fee” Colbert, Cecil Alston and Beatrice “Bea”/ “Boo” Lynch Winfield, who were more like his siblings.
Carl’s spirit lives today and forever more in the hearts and minds of his goddaughter, who he affectionately called his daughter, Angelique “Angel” Kearney (Tex) of Chesapeake, VA; his godgrandchildren, Carmen and Candace; his first cousins, Lena Lynch Dixon and Elizabeth “Bessie” Davis both of Montross, VA; his loyal cousins, Alvin and Glendora Silver of Rocky Mount, NC; his special friends, Tyrone Harrison of Petersburg, VA, and Elmira Pitchford of Hampton, VA; and a host of other cousins, nieces, great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, 215 US Highway 158, Littleton, NC. Rev. Herbert C. Scott will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Mills Family Cemetery, Mills Road, Hollister, NC.