Originally created 07/08/06

Eugene Stephens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Eugene "Gene" Stephens, age 74, of Augusta, entered into rest, Thursday, July 6, 2006 at University Hospital. Family members include his wife of nearly 50 years Viola W. Stephens; two children Rex Eugene Stephens, Cynthia S. Luckey and husband, William all of North Augusta, SC; one brother, Jack Stephens and wife, Elaine of Oriana, GA.; one sister, Wynell Flanders and husband, Russell of North Augusta, SC; grandchildren, Jennifer Stephens of Augusta,GA., Sarah Luckey and William Luckey Jr of North Augusta, SC, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his sister Louise Kerr and four brothers Lesley Stephens, Wesley Stephens, Ray Stephens, and Donald Stephens. Mr. Stephens was born in Johnson County, Ga., the son of the late Goodman A. Stephens and Leila Webb Stephens. He had lived in Augusta for the past 48 years. He attended Hillcrest Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam. Mr. Stephens was a former employee with the Dupont Company at the Savannah River Project and retired from Westinghouse to take up part time farming. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel with Rev. Steve Patterson officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Saturday, July 8, 2006. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1105-D Fury's Lane, Augusta, Ga. 30907 Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906, (706)798-8886. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-July 8, 2006