Originally created 01/02/00

Mrs. Bernice Stephens



Mrs. Bernice P. Stephens, 91, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Forest Lake Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hillcrest Memorial Park, with Elders Max Hicks and Sam Adkins officiating.

Mrs. Stephens, a native of Wrightsville, was a homemaker and a member of Augusta Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, J.W. Stephens, Augusta, and William C. Stephens, Palatka, Fla.; two daughters, Miriam Taylor Wallace, Augusta, and Ellen McGavin, Fergus Fall, Minn.; two sisters, Ruth P. Amerson, Wrightsville, and Artie Bland, Valdosta; and 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle Jan. 2, 2000