Mrs. Freda Buckner Stephens, age 85, of Lyerly, GA died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her residence.
Mrs. Stephens was born August 13, 1927 in Lower Laurel, NC, the daughter of the late Tommie Leroy Buckner and Thelma Hamlin Buckner. She was retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and she had worked at the VA Hospital in Richmond, VA. Mrs. Stephens is a member of the Trion Presbyterian Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Orval Buckner; and a sister, Mary Buckner.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Stephens; daughter, Susan Stephens; son and wife, James Thomas and Kathryn Stephens; sister, Erma Laws; brothers, Kenneth Buckner, Franklin Delano Buckner; and Leroy Buckner; grandchildren, Marie Stephens, James Francis Stephens, and Jacob Andrew Stephens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p. m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Trion Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Flannagan officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p. m. until the service hour at the church on Thursday. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Buckner Cemetery in Mars Hill, NC.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International.