THOMSON, Ga.- Mr. Royce B. Stephens, Sr., 80, entered into rest May 4, 2004.
He was the husband of the late Edna Sue Smith Stephens and father of the late 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 were held Thursday, May 6, 2004 at Washington Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Reginald Blakewood officiating. Interment was in 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 were Jeff Bohler, Dan Bohler, Andy Stephens, Timothy Bohler, Jonathan Stephens, Chris Hagerman, Darrel Stephens and Kenny Wagaman.
John B. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.