Obits: Boykin, Stephens

Published 4:01 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Jeanette Crenshaw Boykin


BOYKIN, Mrs. Jeanette Crenshaw, 91, a resident of Brantley, AL, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013. Graveside services were held on Sunday, September 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Jeff Grimes officiating and Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mrs. Boykin was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall P. Boykin, and her son, Johnny Wiggins Boykin. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Sam) Noblin and Sandra (Scott Ross) Adams; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Ronnie Blackmon, Larry Butler, Paul Cook, Jimmy Johnson, Stephen Johnson, and Shelley Wayne King.

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Gerald Stephens

STEPHENS, Mr. Gerald Stafford, 85, a resident of Rutledge, , passed away on August 30, 2013.

Funeral services were held on Monday, September 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the County Line Church of Christ with Ministers Jerry Barlow, Dennis Sanders, and Richard Sport officiating.  Internment followed at County Line Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his parents, Jay Gould and Verna Stephens; and four brothers, Hubert, Joseph, Dempsey, and Bobby Stephens.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hazel Faulk Stephens; four children, Donnie (Amy McInvale) Stephens, Marlene Stephens King, Danny Stephens, and Susan (Joey) Stephens Carpenter; nine grandchildren, Jena (Sam) Stephens Smith, Kelsey Stephens, Tara (Donny) Sexton Frazier, Zane Sexton, Shelby Stephens, Ashley Stephens, Katelin Stephens, Erin Stephens, and Zoey Carpenter; two great grandchildren, Brookelyn Frazier and Isabella Smith; a sister, Jewel Stephens Varnum; and a brother, Grady (Elzora) Stephens.  Active pallbearers were Kenneth Stephens, Calvin Stephens, Keith Stephens, Billy Snell, Bryan Penn, Ollie Godwin, Jr., Seth Snell, and Joey Godwin.