Obituary – Helen Heatherly Stephens
STEPHENS, HELEN NADINE HEATHERLY – age 76, of Clinton, went home to be withthe Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at St. Mary’s Medical Center inKnoxville, after a brief battle with cancer. At the time of her death, Mrs.Stephens was surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of ClintonFirst Baptist Church. She retired in 1984, after 32 years of teaching in theCampbell and Anderson County School Systems. She was a graduate of CentralHigh School of Jacksboro and Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. Mrs.Stephens was a member of Clinch Bend Chapter of Daughters of the AmericanRevolution, a founding member of the Lucinda Heatherly Tent Daughter of UnionVeterans, member of Phillissippi Geological Society and Anderson CountyHistorical Society and Campbell County Historical Society, and the AndersonCounty Retired Teachers Association. Preceded in death by parents, Brice andEmmaline Heatherly, and a cousin who was raised as a brother, HaroldSpangler. She was born July 26, 1925, in Campbell County on the Powell River.Survivors: husband of 41 years, A. M. Stephens of Clinton; sons, Joseph andJohn Stephens, both of Clinton; sisters, Sue Miller and husband, Albert ofLaFollette, Bobbie Kirkpatrick and husband, Clarence “Kirk” of Mt. Juliet;brothers, Evan Heatherly and wife, Oma of Bon Aqua, and Jack Heatherly andwife, Tennie of LaFollette, and several nieces and nephews, and a host offriends and other relatives. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home, in Clinton,with funeral service following at 8:00 p.m., in the chapel with Dr. PaulFrick officiating. Interment will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at Bakers ForgeMemorial Cemetery in Campbell County. Memorials may be made to the FamilyLife Center Building Fund at Clinton First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 268,Clinton, Tennessee 37716. Holley Gamble Funeral Home, of Clinton, in chargeof all arrangements.
The Knoxville News Sentinel –April 19, 2002
Transcribed by Barbara Kesterson