Mark Stephens

Mark Sanders Stephens

OAK ISLAND - Mark Sanders Stephens, 30, of Oak Island, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Mark was born Sept. 8, 1982, in Wilmington, son of William Harvey Stephens and June Tolley Stephens. He attended First Baptist Church of Oak Island.

Mark was loved by everyone and had many friends. He loved fishing, hunting and playing video games. Mark graduated from South Brunswick High School in 2000.

He was loved and will be greatly missed by his mother and father, brothers and sister, and all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John McDonald Tolley and Ruby Tolley; and his paternal grandfather, Harvey Stephens.

Surviving are his parents, William Harvey Stephens and June Tolley Stephens of Oak Island; paternal grandmother Ruth Stephens of Salisbury; two brothers, Terry Tolley and wife Elinda of Havelock and Michael Thad Stephens of Oak Island; one sister, Stephanie Jill Stephens of Oak Island; four nieces, Alyssa Tolley, Alexis Stephens, Sara Stephens and Mandy Stephens; one nephew, Tanner Tolley; two aunts, Lynn Stephens and husband Ronnie of Charlotte and Betty London of Danville, Va.; one uncle Robert Wilhelm and wife Glenda of Salisbury.

Service: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at First Baptist Church of Oak Island with Rev. Charlie Carter and Rev. Rick Ables officiating.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 29, 2012