James W. Stephenson, 79, of Brazil died unexpectedly Dec. 13, 2003, at 3:30 a.m., in the home of his niece. Born April 2, 1924, in Clay County, he was the son of Homer and Lilly Hawkins Stephenson.
He stayed at home with his parents until they passed away. He lived with his nieces and nephews. He attended the Church of the Living Christ.
Survivors include his niece, Linda Gorrall and her husband, James, of Brazil; a nephew, Charles Stephenson, and wife, Beverly, also of Brazil; nephew Terry Stephenson and wife Linda of Greencastle; niece Pauleda York of Reelsville; and a niece by marriage, Veronica Stephenson of Brazil; other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Stephenson; one sister, Daisy Banks; and one nephew, Ronnie Stephenson.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bee Ridge Cemetery. Pastor Don Black will officiate.
Arrangements were handled by French Funeral Home.