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Roy Sherwin Stephens

Published 12:00am Friday, January 18, 2013

ept. 4, 1938 – Jan. 16, 2013

RED LICK — Services for Roy Sherwin Stephens, 74, of Red Lick, who died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at University Medical Center in Jackson, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at his residence with Chad Ainsworth officiating.

Burial will follow at Stephens Family Cemetery under the direction of Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at his residence.

Mr. Stephens was born Sept. 4, 1938, in Jefferson County, the son of Victor Hugo Stephens and Maddie Lee Ivy Stephens. He was retired from International Paper Company after 33 years and then after retirement he worked on the family farm. He was drafted into the U.S. Army as a surveyor during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Stephens was a member of Red Lick Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth Stephens and Ray Mervin Stephens; three sisters, Mildred McCurley, Bessie Sproles and Lucy Mae Stephens; and special friend, Dorothy Bey.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Dillon Stephens; one son, Joel Ray Stephens and wife, Tonya, of Red Lick; one daughter, Carrie Louise Hoover and husband, Tim, of Denham Springs; one brother, John Garrett Stephens; three sisters, Elaine Rutland, Jean Brown and Jessie Lock; eight grandchildren, Amanda Stephens, Joseph Anderson, Brittany Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Tristan Stephens, Anna Grace, Allie and Adam Brown; and two great-grandchildren, Braiden Anderson and Jordon Anderson.

Pallbearers will be Joel Stephens, Joseph Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Jackie Stephens, Glen Stephens, Dale Stephens, Robbie Stephens, Kirk Dillon, Keith Dillon and Tristan Stephens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Delton McCurley, Edward Shorter, David Stump, Mike Lush, Bill Thrasher, Jimmy Queyrouze, Hubert Cliburn and Leroy Vicknair.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to www.riverwoodfamily.com.