Originally created 05/06/04

Mr. Royce Stephens, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)



THOMSON, Ga.- Mr. Royce B. Stephens, Sr., 80, entered into rest May 4, 2004. Husband of the late Edna Sue Smith Stephens and father of Emory Calvin Stephens. He was a native of Athens, Ga., but had made his home in Thomson for many years. A retired foreman at Ga. Vitrified Brick and Clay Co., a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a veteran of U.S. Army World War II. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 4 p.m. at Washington Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Reginald Blakewood officiating. Interment will follow at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson. Survivors include four sons, Royce B. and Cindy Stephens, Thomasville, Roger Darrell Stephens, Terry Stephens, Anthony Lee Stephens, Thomson; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Sue Jones, Mesquite, Texas and Mrs. Sherrie Jean Bohler, Warrenton; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Frances Turner, Thomson, Ga. Pallbearers will include Jeff Bohler, Dan Bohler, Andy Stephens, Timothy Bohler, Jonathan Stephens, Chris Hagerman, Darrel Stephens and Kenny Wagaman. Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home until the hour of service. John B. Johnson Funeral Home, 1640 Washington Road, Thomson, Ga. 30824. Phone, 706-595-5555 is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle May 6, 2004