Mrs. Virginia Bowen Stephens, age 79 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 27, 2014.
Funeral services for Mrs. Stephens will be conducted on Friday, January 31, 2014, 2:00 P.M. from the Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Mark Williams officiating. The interment will follow in the Centralhatchee First Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 P.M.
Mrs. Stephens was born on February 28, 1934, the daughter of the late Lillie Mae Henson Bowen and Willie Bowen. She was a member of the Centralhatchee First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Virginia and her husband, Mr. Charlie Stephens were well-known and highly respected in Heard County for their outpouring of love they showered on the many children they fostered in their home. Several of the children they became so attached to that they adopted them. Their great devotion and care of the children they served will long be remembered by those they cared for and members of the community. She was a wonderful mother and will long remain in her loved ones hearts.
She is survived by her son, Charlie Junior Stephens of Franklin, GA.; daughters, Billie Free (Jimmy) of Franklin, GA., Crystal Atkins (Richard) of FL.; one sister, Christine Harris of Newnan, GA.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband and daughter Charles and Bessie Stephens.