Clarence D. Simpson

NEW BERN - Clarence D. Simpson, 81, died May 13, 2013 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He was a member of Rhems United Methodist Church and he served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was a founding member of Rhems Vol. Fire Department and he served as a Fire Commissioner for the Rhems Fire District.

He was survived by his wife, Eva B. Simpson; two daughters, Judy Toler and husband Joe and Connie Cherry and husband Keith, all of New Bern; one brother, Durwood Simpson of Maryland; two sisters, Sadie Paul of the Silver Hill community; Verna Mae Miller of South Carolina; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Cotten Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at the funeral home, followed by burial at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

Funeral Home

Cotten Funeral Home
2201 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-3181

Published in Sun Journal from May 15 to May 18, 2013