March 11, 2021, 84, Mount Olive –
Nathan Herman Shivar, known to most as simply N.H., passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Wayne Hospital. He was 84 years old and had been a long time resident of the Oak Ridge community near Mount Olive.
Mr. Shivar was a retired farmer and was known for the wonderful vegetable gardens that he prepared and tended, sharing with friends and neighbors its bounty. Known particularly for his corn, considered to be the best to be found. He was a sports enthusiast and in years passed, had been a fixture at North Duplin sporting events.
He was a graduate from Seven Springs High School and was named cutest and most flirtatious among his graduating class.
Mr. Shivar is survived by his wife, Lois Outlaw Shivar; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette Shivar Snook and the Rev. Craig Snook, of Mount Pleasant, SC; two grandchildren, Derek Snook and Dr. Charlotte Anne Snook, both of Charleston, SC; a brother, Michael Shivar of Kinston; two sisters, Sue Shivar of Brevard and Kay S. Williams of Winston-Salem; sisters-in-law, Jean Outlaw Byrd, who was more like a sister to him, and Maggie Jones; and a brother-in-law, Durwood Outlaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank B. Shivar and Magdalene Puckett Shivar Howell; his step-parents, Mabel Shivar and Phil Howell; his maternal grandparents who raised him, Herman and Susie Puckett; a special uncle and aunt who had great influence upon his life, Paul and Carrie Puckett; and his brother, Emmett Earl Shivar.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. from the graveside at Pineview Cemetery near Seven Springs. The Rev. Craig Snook will officiate.