Honoring The Coharie Chief Wilbert “Strong Spirit” Ammons

Tribute to Coharie Chief Wilbert “Strong Spirit” Ammons

 

Flag Alert: Lowering of the US and NC Flags to half-staff through sunset on May 15 in honor of the passing of the Coharie Chief Wilbert Lee Ammons

http://HTTPS://NCADMIN.NC.GOV/NEWS/PRESS-RELEASES/2018/05/15/FLAG-ALERT-LOWERING-US-AND-NC-FLAGS-HALF-STAFF-THROUGH-SUNSET-MAY-15

 

The Sampson Independent wrote the following:

Bishop Wilbert Lee Ammons, the oldest sitting chief of the Coharie Indian Tribe, passed away Friday at the age of 95. Born in Sampson County, he served as pastor for over 30 years at Mt. Sinai Holiness Church in Buck Head, preaching at various churches around North Carolina for nearly seven decades. A retiree from Lundy’s Packing Company, Ammons was a longtime member of the VFW and American Legion, having served proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Our 2015 feature on Ammons:

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.clintonnc.com%2Fnews%2F3006%2Fa-living-legend&h=ATNlsBNaj8bsvMG2d_XutCWs6nP7UdmGPdG5wUQA-CbatyHw5S8aGRp7TEOfI1MdB4oGHlHrI45QciuWRgQxSDWjUGYglWioLd21Y3dMk_VMiaomcIgJPV7DelWicko9SW5O9651aR7RZaUBiTIXX

https://www.clintonnc.com/news/12915/ammons-takes-reins-as-oldest-coharie-chief

 

 

The Sampson Weekly Wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/thesampsonweekly/photos/pcb.1680432732047693/1680429085381391/?type=3