Thomas Gary Lithgow, 58, died Friday, August 8, 2014. A native of Beaufort, S.C., Gary was a longtime resident of Havelock and New Bern, where he enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, and NASCAR. He was an outstanding detailer of automobiles, taking great pride in his work. He last worked at Trent Olds-Cadillac, before he got too sick. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Lithgow, and mother, Dorothy Green Lithgow Mauffray.
Lithgow is survived by his sisters, Cynthia L. "Cindy" Davis, of Jamestown, N.C.; Elizabeth L. "Beth" Taylor,and husband Mike, of New Bern; longtime companion, Lorraine Mayo, of the home, and her children, Tammy and Gene; and his step-father, Arthur J. Mauffray, of New Bern.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Joseph Cemetery, 3005 Country Club Road, with Father Bill Upah officiating. The family will receive friends following the services at the home of his sister Beth. Memorials, in Gary's name, may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718, or www.cancer.org. Those wishing to offer online condolences may visit www.pollockbest.com.