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Died July 5, 2005

Faison resident

FAISON -- Victor Michael "Vic" Beverage, 51, of 715 Poplar St., died Tuesday at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center on the campus of Mount Olive College.

Condolences may be expressed to the family immediately following the service, and at other times the family will be at the residence.

Mr. Beverage, a native of Onslow County, was a graduate of N.C. State University with a bachelor of science degree in zoology and food science. As a State alumni, he was an active member of the N. C. State Agricultural Foundation and he served on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Industry Advisory Council. He was also a strong supporter of the school's Food Science Club.

Just out of college, Mr. Beverage's career with the pickle industry began in 1980 with Chas. F. Cates and Son Inc. in Faison which later became Dean Pickle & Specialty Products, Cates Division. He served as the Cates' plant manager for a number of years. In March of 1995, he gained employment with Mt. Olive Pickle Company Inc. as plant manager and two years later, he was named Vice President of Manufacturing, the position he held at his death. He was credited for leading the company's efforts in safety which brought the company recognition from the N. C. Dept. of Labor in 2003 and again in 2005.

He was a former member of the Board of Commissioners for the Town of Faison and was a member of the Military Affairs Committee at Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church in Goldsboro.

His surviving family includes his wife, Peggy Wilson Beverage; their daughter, Evelyn Marie Beverage of Raleigh; his mother, Mary Muller Beverage of Jacksonville; two brothers, Thomas G. Beverage of Jacksonville and Raymond M. Beverage and his wife, Barbara, of Manassas, Va.; and two sisters, Susan B. Strain and her husband, James H., of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Patricia A. Beverage of Jacksonville.

His father, Victor Mills Beverage, preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, the Beverage family has requested that memorial donations be made to Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, 1000 N. Jefferson Ave., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530; North Haven Historical Society, P.O. Box 322, North Haven, Maine, 04853; N. C. State University School of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU, Raleigh, N.C., 27695; or the William Bowers and Evelyn Myrick Wilson Scholarship, c/o Coastal Carolina Community College Foundation, 444 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C., 28456.

Funeral arrangements are by Tyndall Funeral Home of Mount Olive.


Published in Obituaries on July 7, 2005 1:46 PM