Funeral services for Stephen Austin Barnard, age 22 of Ashland, formerly of Sylacauga, will be Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland with Rev. Daniel Mattox officiating. Burial will follow in the New Canaan Cemetery in Walker County at 3 p.m. Austin passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at his home. He was a native of Jefferson County but grew up in Sylacauga. Austin was also a former resident of Childersburg but had moved to Clay County in 2012. He attended Sylacauga High School and was employed by Koch Foods. Austin loved computers and was able to build his own computer as well as helping others solve their internet problems. He was also an avid fan of on-line gaming. Austin is survived by his mother, Elizabeth "Beth" Barnard of Ashland and other extended family members, several friends and his second "mom", Brenda Thorn. The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of the arrangements.