Thomas Miles Newbern

January 7, 2012


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 Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM 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.

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Becky Harrell
12 years ago

Dear Tom and Family,

Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your son. You are in my prayers.

Close in heart,

Becky Harrell

MOA Board Member

David & Stephanie Irvine
12 years ago

Dear Tom and Margaret,

We are deeply saddened at your loss. To lose Miles at such a young age is truly heartbreaking. Our prayers are with you and your family. We hope that the joyous memories of you have of your son will give you strength and hope in this time of sorrow. You have our deepest, heartfelt sympathy.

Friends of Museum of the Albemarle
12 years ago

To the Newborn family: The Board of FOMOA extends deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, and our sincerest wishes for your well being at this difficult time.

William Guttu
12 years ago

Amy and I were very sad to hear about Miles. He was a little boy the last time I saw him. I know you both are so proud of his accomplishments Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Liz and Dolph Sumner
12 years ago

Dearest Margaret and Tom,

I can’t even imagine how you both must feel. Losing Miles is surely like losing a chunk of your body and soul. He was such a bright and engaging young man. Although we only got to know him a little bit the weekend we visited Nags Head with the children, our whole family was so impressed with his outgoing, sparkling personality. The world is certainly a darker place without him in it.

But most of all we want you to know how much we love you both. We’ve grieved for you, and we’ve thought and thought about what we could do to make your burden lighter. We were planning to head to the Outer Banks this spring and we’re hoping we can catch you two for lunch or dinner to take your mind off your loss. But in the meantime, please know that you are now and will always be in our hearts and prayers.



Geneva Squire
12 years ago

To the Newbern Family and Friends of Thomas. Prayers and Christian love sent your way. In times like this, it is your Christian faith, the love of those around you and the memories of happier times that will bring you peace. Cry if you have to, laugh when you think of a joke or funny saying that Thomas would say, but most importantly be there for one another.

With deepest sympathy,

Geneva & LeAndre Squire

Ricky, JL, and Lee Britt
12 years ago

Tom, Margaret, and Ben:

We just don’t know what to say. We are shocked and so saddened to hear about Miles. We love you all and pray that GOD will ease your sorrow and the burden you are experiencing one day at the time. We’re here for you if you need anything. Hold onto each other and your precious memories! jl

Kimball and Cary Boykin
12 years ago

Tom and Margaret, Cary and I offer our sincere condolences on your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Brewster & Betsy Brown
12 years ago

Word cannot express our sorrow. We will always remember our connection with Miles and Seth and all the research to overcome Diabetes. Still much work to be done. So sorry for his loss. Betsy & Brewster

Pam Hardy
12 years ago

I am truly sorry for the loss of Miles for his family and for all of us. I know he will be missed by so many. Although, I have not seen Miles in several years, I have not forgotten our encounters in the clinic and all the joy he brought to everyone around. My prayers are with all of you.