Avon Lee Stephenson Sr. COLUMBIA - Mr. Avon Lee Stephenson Sr., 80, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Shaffer officiating. Interment will follow in Armenia United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday at Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie Street, Chester, S.C. Mr. Stephenson was born June 21, 1933, in Chester, S.C., and was a son of the late Walter Holmes Stephenson Sr. and Ruth Brown Stephenson. He was a graduate of the Richland County, SC schools and also Barber College. Mr. Stephenson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War. He was the retired owner and operator of Stephenson's Barber Shop and Stephenson's Garage & Wrecker Service. Mr. Stephenson was a member of Armenia United Methodist Church and enjoyed golf, hunting and teaching others from his life experiences. He is survived by one daughter, Laura Stephenson-Cook (Dale) of Chester; one son, Avon Lee Stephenson Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; one granddaughter, Rebecca Jane DiSanto of Chester; one grandson, William C. Hopkins Jr. of West Columbia; two great-grandchildren, Tristan DiSanto of Chester and Farria Marie Hopkins of West Columbia; a brother-in-law, Mickey Green (Carrie) of Chester; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Stephenson was preceded in death by his wife, Donnie Laura Green Stephenson; nine brothers; and two sisters. Memorials may be made to Armenia UMC Building Fund, 2840 Armenia Rd., Chester, SC 29706. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Herald on June 13, 2014