Eugene Clemmons -
Clemmons, 82 of Bolivia, passed away on April 10, 2013
at his home. Mr. Clemmons was born January 25, 1931 in
Brunswick County, son of the late Ralph and Dorothy
Mr. Clemmons served in the United States Coast Guard
during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Military Ocean
Terminal Sunny Point for 32 years (1956 – 1988) as a
fire and tug boat captain. Mr. Clemmons was a long time
member of Antioch Baptist Church where he served as a
deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was currently a
member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Mr. Clemmons loved
John Deere tractors, Carolina Tarheel basketball, and
most of all, he was a very loving husband, father, and
grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, a
sister Elizabeth Ballard, and a son-in-law Terry Cate.
Surviving is his wife Betty Lewis Clemmons whom he
married on May 12, 1956; a son Eddie Clemmons and wife
Tina; two daughters Cheryl Clemmons Brock and husband
Rodney, and Kaye Clemmons Cate, all of Bolivia; a
brother Fred Clemmons and wife Jeanette of Wilmington;
and five grandchildren Jennifer Brock Knotts and husband
Tyler, Sarah Brock, Bobby Cate, Eugene Watts, and Eric
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday,
April 12, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church in Bolivia with
Reverend Monroe Cooke and Reverend Anthony Clemmons
officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00
to 2:00 pm at the church prior to the service. Burial
will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Allen Britton, Ben Williams, Steve
Brown, Josh Cumby, Gerald Ballard, and Brett Ballard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape
Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.
& White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport