Funeral services for Bobby Ray Stevens will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in Decatur, with Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in Decatur City Cemetery. Newton County Funeral Home South, 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton, is in charge of arrangements (601-683-2152).
Mr. Stevens, 62, of Decatur, died Monday, September 6, 2010 at Rush Foundation Hosptial in Meridian. He was a member Evergreen Masonic Lodge of Decatur, and a member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church. He loved his family and friends and loved to help those in need. He also loved spending time on his farm and cooking for friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas (Tom B.) & Lois Lorene Warren Stevens, and his brother, B.B. Stevens.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty Stevens of Decatur; his sons: Jerry Crawford & wife Victoria, of Decatur; Jimmy Crawford & wife Debbie, of Decatur; Scotty Stevens & wife Brenda, of Meridian; and Marty Stevens & wife Rebecca, of Decatur; his daughters: Janice Weaver Collins & husband John, of Meridian and Judy Harper & husband David, of Decatur; his brothers: Ruben Stevens & wife Betty, of Decatur; and Danny Stevens of Neshoba; his sisters: Mary Williams of Meridian; Patsy Black & husband Ken, of Union; Elmer Jenkins & husband Larry, of Decatur; Jane Reese of Decatur; and Rosie Burton & husband Dan, of Lula; his grandchildren: Ginger Craft, Kim Luerson, Mason Crawford, Cora Crawford, Joel Weaver, Jace Weaver, Drew Stevens, Suzie Stevens, Trey Tidmore, & Lori Tidmore; 10 Great Grandchildren; Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Pallbearers will be Mississippi Department of Transportation Workers.
Visitation will be held from 5 PM til 9 PM Tuesday at Newton County Funeral Home South.