Charles Stephens Jr.

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WRENS, Ga. - Charles Wynn Speakie Stephens, Jr., 93, went to be with his Lord on August 21, 2014 at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville. He was the husband of 60 years to the late Jeanne Robinson Stephens. Visitation will be at James Funeral Home on Saturday, August 23, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at James Funeral Home on Sunday, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. The service will be conducted by Mr. Stephens' grandson, Rev. Evan English, pastor of Clover Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC, and assisted by Rev. Thad Harvey, pastor of Wrens United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Wrens Memorial Cemetery with military honors. Speakie was a lifelong resident of Wrens, and a member of Wrens United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School, served as a Trustee, and was a lay speaker. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 1721st. Signal Service Battalion in the South Pacific. Following his military service he followed in his father's footsteps as the owner, editor, and publisher of the Jefferson Reporter from 1946-1987. In 1979, he and his wife Jeanne began the Ancestoring column in the Jefferson County newspaper, which he continued to write until his death. He also served as a rural mail carrier in Matthews and Avera. Thanks to his friendly horn honking each patron which he served knew exactly when their mail had arrived. Speakie was very active in the Wrens community serving as a volunteer fireman, city councilman, and an officer for Wrens Memorial Cemetery. He was the last surviving charter member of American Legion Post 229. He won The Giving Your Best Award in 2005 for his commitment to the community. Survivors include a sister, Norma Stephens Godowns of Orangeburg, SC; three daughters, Beth Allison of North Augusta, SC, Jeannie English (Billy) of Martinez, and Cyndi Culpepper of Martinez; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wrens United Methodist Church Kitchen Fund, 202 Russell Street, Wrens, GA 30833, or the Wrens Memorial Cemetery, c/o Hugh Fleming 104 Norton Drive, Wrens, GA 30833. Visit JamesFHWrens.com to sign the guestbook. James Funeral Home - Wrens, Ga.


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