Roger L. Stephens

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Roger L. Stephens, age 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.
Born March 11, 1939, to the late Clyde and Madge Cox Stephens, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Mr. Stephens was employed 28 years by Universal Rubber Company after which he was employed by American Belt Corporation until his retirement. Roger was an avid pet lover, especially his dogs. He was very dedicated to his family, especially his grandchildren. A member of Bethel United Methodist Church, he loved and attended camp meeting at Lumpkin Campground his entire life.
Roger is preceded in death by a son, Christopher Burt "Chris" Stephens; and brother, Don Stephens.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Marjorie Stephens, Dawsonville; children, Lanier Stephens, Dawsonville, Sharon and Randy Allen, Gainesville, Katrina and Keith Holbrook, Dawsonville, Mellony and Cliff Peck, Cumming; sister-in-law, Edna Stephens, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Brandi and Chris Thornhill, Amy Stephens and Jereme Davis, Sam Allen, Charlie Allen, Kasay Holbrook, Kaleb Holbrook, Meshelle and Jamie Martin, Melissa and Matthew White; ten great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Eddie Herring, Ruel Martin and Gary Moore will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 100 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Bearden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 2015