Clifford Hamilton Ferrell

May 6, 1944 - April 28, 2013
Clifford Hamilton Ferrell

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Mr. Clifford Hamilton Ferrell of Leland passed away April 28, 2013 at home. He was born May 6, 1944 in Hopkinsville, KY to the late Willie and Hazel Ferrell.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Christine Frances Ipock Ferrell, whom he took care of tirelessly in the last year of her life.

Mr. Ferrell is survived by his sister Louise Gray and her husband Barney of Russellville, KY, a sister Edith Horne and her husband Richard of Jacksonville FL. and sister-in-law Francis Ipock of Wilmington, NC. In addition he is survived by daughters Roxie Ann & husband William Elliott of Waxhaw NC, Bobbie Gail and husband Paul Russell Colby of Carlsbad, CA and son Beau Clinton Ferrell of Wilmington. Granddaughter Natalie Ferrell of Carlsbad, CA and Courtney Hawks and her husband Kyle of Charlotte, NC. Grandsons Caz and Ty Colby of Carlsbad, CA, Aaron Elliott of Waxhaw, NC and great grandson Elijah Hawks of Charlotte, NC.

Cliff was a machinist by trade and had been self-employed over the last few years. He loved working in his shop, tinkering on old cars, going to flea markets, bartering for anything and everything and talking to old friends.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Sat. May 11th at 3:00 pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington NC.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • September 29, 2022
    William Thompson says:
    I went through basic training with Clifford at Ft Polk 66 or 67. I can't remember which year. I've always wondered what happened to him. We were best of friends going through basic training together. I knew he was from Hopkinsville. I'm from Springfield Tn. I googled his name and as soon as I saw his picture in the obituary I knew it was him. He looks the same as he did back then. RIP old friend 😢

  • May 11, 2013
    Dotty & Bart says:
    Words cannot convey the sadness and heaviness that our hearts feel over the passing of our beloved friend. We had shared so much over the past 30 years and raised our children together. We will always remember Clifford as one of the kindest and most caring persons we knew. Both Clifford and Tina did countless acts of kindness towards folks they knew and didn't know and never wanted recognition for those acts. They were devoted friends whom we loved beyond any words can express. They can never be replaced in our lives. I keep hearing that song He stopped loving her today........we love you my friends and we will never forget you. Roxie, your dad spoke of you everytime we would talk and he was so proud of the woman you had become. I know I feel the same way. You have done a marvellous job and you really were a source of comfort throughout these past few years. I pray that you will be given the much needed rest and comfort that you did all you could and that nobody could go through what you have gone through without the strength of God guiding you. I pray for His continued blessings on your life as you begin a new chapter. We love you and Bobby and Beau and want you all to know we will always be available if you need us.

  • May 09, 2013
    Robert Bradshaw says:
    He was a part of our lives for so long it will be hard to continue without him, but we pray he is in a better place with those he loved that went on before him. Our love and prayers are with the family he left behind if you need us we are but a phone call away.

  • May 11, 2013
    diane and bobby ferguson says:
    clifford was the best .i had a great time with him. he is with tina now love you forever. your friend bobby ferguson and diane ferg

  • May 14, 2013
    Jeffrey Glenn Ferrell says:
    so sorry about your dad anything u need just give us a holler