Originally created 02/22/01

Mrs. Mary Stephens



CLAXTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Louise Stephens, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at Evans Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hines Missionary Baptist Church, Midville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Stephens, a native of Emanuel County, had retired as a church secretary and clerk from Hines Missionary Baptist Church after 35 years, where she was a member. She attended Bull Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Herman A. Stephens, Panama City, Fla., and David H. Stephens, Claxton; a daughter, Mary Ruth Sikes, Springfield; a sister, Billie Nelson, Muskogee, Okla.; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Barney Johnson, Billy Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Joe Howard, Sonny Lamb and Paul Moore.

Memorials may be made to: Hines Missionary Baptist Church, Route 2, Midville, GA 30441.

The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. today at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle, Feb. 22, 2001