AHOSKIE, N.C. - Gary E. "Duke" Newbrough II, 20, formerly of Niles, died Friday, May 3, 2013, in Ahoskie.
He was born Jan. 27, 1993, in Mount Pleasant, S.C., the son of Gary E. and Cathy Chambers Newbrough Sr.
Gary attended Niles McKinley High School and was employed at the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald newspaper in Ahoskie as a press operator for two years, where he was well-known for his strong work ethic, typically performing additional tasks while the press was not in operation.
He was a member of the OSWAYO Valley Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed spending time playing with his daughter and his dog, Bogart, basketball, four-wheeling, trout fishing, riding and working on his go-kart, and was always tinkering with things that needed built or fixed.
He will be deeply missed by his daughter, Mariah Newbrough of Winton, N.C.; his father of Niles; mother of Harrellsville, N.C.; paternal grandparents, James L. and Jenny Newbrough Sr. of Niles; maternal grandparents, Henry Vance Dunlow of Colerain, N.C., and Joyce Dunlow and her companion, Raymond E. Bonney of Harrellsville, N.C.; his companion, Kaitlyn Helton of Winton, N.C.; brother, Jacob "Jack" Newbrough of Harrellsville, N.C.; and two sisters, Hannah and Sarah Newbrough, both of Niles.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Coley "Bill" Chambers.
Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. John Mizgerd officiating.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Family and friends may email condolences, sign the guestbook and view this obituary by visiting www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.