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Dr George J. Stevenson

Birth
Crawford County, Arkansas, USA
Death 13 Nov 1996 (aged 72)
Emory, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Burial Emory, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 62714722 · View Source
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Dr. George J. Stevenson, 72, of Emory, died Wednesday, November 13, 1996, at his home.

He was a native of Crawford County, Ark., but had lived in Emory since 1952.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II, and received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He was a professor of History and long-time chairman of the History department at Emory and Henry College until his retirement. He was a member of the Washington County Historical Society, a member of the state board of community colleges, and was a regional director of the Appalachian Oral History Project.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ellen Bledsoe Stevenson.

He is survived by one son, George James Stevenson Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Laura E. Stevenson, Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jordan Lee Stevenson, Spencer James Stevenson, Molly Carolyn Stevenson, William Clarkson Jones.

Funeral services for Dr. George J. Stevenson were conducted Sunday, November 17, 1996, at 2 p.m. in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church with Rev. Victor Mansfield officiating.
Burial was in the Holston Conference Cemetery with military rites by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975.

Dr. Stevenson is survived by a daughter-in-law, Amy Horton Stevenson; and a son-in-law, L. Clarkson Jones. Following the service, there was be a reception in the Mason Fellowship Hall of Memorial Chapel. Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon, is serving the Stevenson family.



--Roanoke Times, The (VA) - November 16, 1996.


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  • Created by: L Bruns
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62714722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr George J. Stevenson (19 Sep 1924–13 Nov 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62714722, citing Emory and Henry Cemetery, Emory, Washington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by L Bruns (contributor 46890146) .