Mary Catherine Hewett Royal, Supply

Mary Catherine Hewett Royal

Mary Catherine Hewett Royal, 90, of Supply, N.C. passed away on Tuesday, the 23rd of August 2022 at her home with her family by her side.

Born in Supply, N.C. on Tuesday, the 19th of July 1932 Mary was a daughter of the late Lennell and Alene Lancaster Hewett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sons, Gary Mark Clemmons, Charles Jerold Clemmons; daughter, Cheryl Ann Clemmons; grandson, Matthew Duncan and son-in-law, Robert Edward Duncan. A

fter high school, Mary attained three separate college degrees, she also earned her real estate broker’s license. Through the years she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister while working in real estate, retired as a rural mail carrier.

She loved her God and was a longtime member of Supply Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Palmer Rudolph Royal; a son, James W. Clemmons (June); a daughter, Catherine Diane Duncan; two sisters, Janice Pigott (Shelton), Eva Mae Meldin; grandchildren, Jeremy Clemmons, Samuel Jason Clemmons, Martin Duncan, Kimberly Beth Clemmons, Krista Clemmons, Orrey Palmer Clemmons; two great-grandchildren, Olivia grace Clemmons and Adam Clemmons.

Memorial services were held Friday, August 26, at the Supply Baptist Church with the Reverend Billy Rave officiating. The family requests with gratitude that donations be made in her name to the Lower Cape Fear Life Care Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401, Online condolences are encouraged and may be sent to the family at

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