SHELBY-Edward Luther Clemmons, 70, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Lauderdale County, Ala., he was the son of the late James Edward and Violet Augzella Mercks Clemmons. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce O'Brien.
Currently retired, Ed formerly worked for 25 years with Pilot Freight and 11 years at the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Salem Lodge #289 and a Ham Radio Operator known as "KB4CGW". Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and loved by all who knew him.
Ed is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Summer Clemmons; children, Lisa Clemmons Finney and husband Johnny of King, Eddie Clemmons Jr. and wife Jill of Winston-Salem, Stephanie Leighann Clemmons Corbett and husband Mark of Louisburg, and Darrel Luther Clemmons of Winston-Salem; step-children, Timothy Benjamin Hickson and wife Angela of Bessemer City, and Kristi Anthony Keeter and husband Leard of Cherryville; sisters, Frances Clemmons Jennings of Bessemer City, and Linda Clemmons Gregg of Gastonia; brother-in-law, Ben Summer and wife Betsy of Gastonia; ten grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; uncle, Ernest Clemmons and wife Dot of Gastonia; numerous nieces and nephews; and two very special family members, Koko and Lucy Lu.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to the service in the sanctuary.
Memorial Service: 6 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of Bethel Baptist Church
Officiated By: Dr. Timothy Sims
Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Cherryville City Cemetery
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Clemmons
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to Bethel Baptist Church, c/o The Building Fund, 606 South Dekalb Street, Shelby, N.C. 28150
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com