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Eugene Clemmons - Bolivia

Robert “Eugene” 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 Kirby Clemmons.

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 Clemmons.

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.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport


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