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Bishop Wilbert Lee Ammons, 95, of 1630 Indiantown Rd. passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville, NC.
A funeral service with military honors will be held at 3 P.M. Tuesday, May 15, at Mt. Sinai Holiness Church, 6690 Old Lake Rd. Bolton, NC, with Rev. Mike Jacobs and Rev. Dr. Randy Simmons officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 6-8 P.M. Monday, May 14, at Holly Grove Holiness Church 1519 Indiantown Rd. Clinton. Entombment will follow at a later date at Grandview Memorial Park in Clinton.
Bishop Ammons, born in Sampson Co. was the son of the late William D. Ammons and Mildred Simmons Ammons. He was also preceded in death by his wife Alice Maynor Ammons and son Bobby Ammons. Bishop Ammons served as pastor for over 30 years at Mt. Sinia Holiness Church in Buck Head and was a long time member of the VFW, American Legion, and was the present Chief of the Coharie Indian Tribe. He also retired from Lundy’s Packing Co. and was a WWII veteran serving proudly in the US Army.
Bishop Ammons is survived by his children: JoAnn Simmons of Clinton, Joe Ammons of Charlotte, Gladys Lynch of Clinton; sister, Lula Maynor;
7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com .
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Cohaire Tribal Center, 7531 US Hwy 421 N Clinton, N.C. 28328.