|Birth: ||May 29, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 2010|
-- Mr. Loyd (Better known as Jeep) Stephens, age 83, of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Jeep (a nickname) as he liked to be called, was born on May 29, 1926 in Union County. He was a lifelong resident of union County. Jeep was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His favorite things he enjoyed were getting together with his children and grandchildren for a picnic and making a garden. He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII. In the early fifties he was a barber in a shop on the Square (sic) in Blairsville. He worked for the Department of Natural Resources and retired in 1981. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Harve and Leila Pierce Stephens, two brothers, H.D. and Jimmy Stephens of Union County, two sisters Mary Rogers of Alabama and Ruth Holloway of Lawrenceville, GA. Mr. Stephens was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving Mr. Stephens are his loving wife of fifty-six years, Lela Burnett Stephens of Blairsville, five sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kim Stephens, Kem and Danita Stephens, Craig and Patty Jo Stephens, Sheriff Scott and Teresa Stephens, Chad and Celina Stephens, all of Blairsville, fourteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 16, 010 (sic) at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Jerry Young officiating. Special music was be (sic) presented by Scott Lance. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Mike, Kem, Craig, Scott and Chad Stephens and Aaron Stanley. Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Glenn Gooch, Carlton Colwell, J.W. Payne, Allen Conley, Anceberry Burnett, Charles Rogers, Weldon Reece and Dayton Dyer. Interment followed in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Stephens. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5-9 p.m.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Created by: Rick and Kathy Wright
Record added: Jan 12, 2011
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