Clinton E. Cherry

Published 9:49 am Thursday, November 13, 2008

By Staff
Mr. Clinton Earl Cherry of 219 Boush St., Roper, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Long Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 571 Long Ridge Road, Plymouth, with the Rev. General M. James and the Rev. James W. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in McNair (Reno) Cemetery, Reno Road, Plymouth.
Mr. Cherry was born Nov. 18, 1935, in Plymouth. He was the son of the late Ida Barnes-Cherry and Joseph J. Cherry Sr. Mr. Cherry retired as a lieutenant with the Plymouth Police Department and he was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Cherry of the home; a daughter, Kimberly Trammell of Buffalo, N.Y.; four stepdaughters, Terrace Burns of Queens, N.Y., Pamela Henderson of Islandia, N.Y., and Tracey Vann and Regina Lance, both of Durham; two stepsons, Richard Burns Jr. of Baldwin, N.Y., and Vincent Wiggins of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Elsie Mae Bynum of Greenville; and 10 grandchildren.
Mr. Cherry was preceded in death by two sisters, Ida and Martha, and by seven brothers, William, Mack, Joseph, Henry, Clarence, Charlie and Elmer.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Mt. Eprew Missionary Baptist Church, Buncombe and Newby streets, Roper.
Arrangements are by Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service in Roper.