Monday, March 9, 2009

Times-Free Press Obituary

This is the obituary which appeared in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press:

Robert Stephenson

WARD — Robert C. “Bob” Stephenson, 80, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Jeff Anderson Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Miss.

He was born Saturday, July 28, 1928, a native of Lawrenceburg, Ind.

He worked as a plant manager (glass manufacturing) and served in Navy, World War II.

Preceded in death by wife, Grace Norsworthy Stephenson; mother, Mildred Redwine; father, Carl Conde Stephenson; sister, Betty Louise Stephenson.

Survivors include wife, June Slay Stephenson, Ward, Ala.; sons, Robert T. (Susie) Stephenson. Warner Robbins, Ga., James D. (Carol) Stephenson, Plant City, Fla., Charles W. (Angie) Stephenson. Raleigh. N.C., William C. (Jackie) Stephenson. Huntsville, Ala.; daughters, Susan Grace (Ben) Powell, Chattanooga, Anne L. (Frank) Jones, Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Wayne Stephenson, Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, Lyndsey Hermanson, Robin Stephenson, Shelly Garvin, Jamie Stephenson, Andrew Stephenson, Lisa Joy Stephenson, Gavin Stephenson, Madison Powell, Cameron Powell, Hannah Stephenson and Rachel Stephenson; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the chapel of Freeman Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Miss., with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jim McEachern officiating.

Burial in Waynesboro Cemetery.

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.

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