Graveside services for Edna L. Stephenson, age 99, formerly of Hopkins County, have been scheduled for 11:00AM, Friday, February 3, 2012 at Sherley Cemetery with Chaplain Jim Upchurch officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service at Tapp Funeral Home from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. The family is asking that everyone meet at Tapp Funeral Home at 10:30 AM. If it is raining, the service will be held there; if not, then the motorcade will drive to the cemetery.
Edna Leona Maxfield was born on November 13, 1912 in Sherley, Texas, the daughter of William Newt and Sarah Elizabeth Hamrick Maxfield. She married Raymond W. Stephenson in Layton, OK, on October 7, 1935. He preceded her in death in October of 1985. She loved to fish and was a wicked bridge player. She was a true Texas Rangers fan, even when they were not winning, and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Stephenson passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at her residence.
Survivors include, daughter, Carol Stephenson, and husband, Tom Englander, of Farmers Branch; sister, Coela Hoines, of Arlington. She was preceded in death by her parents and five sisters, Werdna Bennett, Eunice Smith, Pearl Phillips, Auline Hughes, and Gladys Bowman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sherley Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 493, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483.