EUGENE LEWIS STEPHENS, JR., age 74, of Ward, Alabama, also affectionately known as "Buck" and "Shorty", tragically passed at his residence July 10, 2013. Graveside service of remembrance will be held Saturday morning (July 20th) at 10:00 a.m. in the Stephens Family plot of Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Highway 11 East, York. Rev. Jimmy E. Johnson is to deliver words of inspiration and consolation. There will be a visitation for family and friends scheduled Friday evening, July 19, 2013 from 3-6:00 p.m. in the Weatherly Chapel with the 5-6:00 p.m. hour designated for the Wake.

Those left to celebrate his life and to cherish his memories are: ten (10) children; Linda Alexander, Atlanta, Ga., Anthony (Winifred) Stephens, Marion, Ms., Paula Stephens, York, Ala., Ricketta Wallace, Livingston, Al., James Rayfield (Doris) and Robert Stephens, both of York, Ala., Joan Baxter, Columbia, S.C., Tyrone (Regina) Stephens, Columbus, Ohio, Jarvis (Joycelyn) Stephens, Lithonia, Ga., and Veronica (Jermaine) Thomas of Birmingham, Ala; twenty-six (26) grandchildren; twelve (12) great grandchildren; three (3) sisters- Mary Parker, York, Ala., Annie Pearl (Lee) Wheeler, Cleveland, Oh., and Georgia (Winzer) Jimerson, New Orleans, La; sisters-in-law; his buddy Shelia Stephens, Claudean Bell and Sharon Stephens; one special friend Chantell Smith. Those family members who preceded him in death are: his parents, Eugene and Pauline Stephens; his daughter, Allison; brothers- Henry, William Henry and Nick and a sister Shirley Pearce. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and co-workers who will greatly miss him.

To the Stephens Family, your Weatherly Family and friends extend to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathies. Our prayer remains that your abiding faith in God will continue to comfort, strengthen and sustain you during your time of most profound sorrow.

Weatherly Funeral Home, York, Alabama, under the direction of your "Sis" Jacqueline Studdard Weatherly, entrusted with all funeral and burial service details.

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