Fayrene Stephens age 71, wife of Ray Merrell Stephens, of the Meadows Grove Community in Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed from this life on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
She was born May 8, 1947 in Jellico, Tennessee to the late Alfred Hamlin and Leatha (Ball) Hamlin. Fayrene loved to serve the Lord and had attended the Trinity Temple Church of God for many years. She devoted her time to praying for others, playing with small children, singing, and playing gospel music.
Surviving family include her husband, Ray Merrell Stephens whom she married, September 17, 1966; brothers, Ronald Hamlin and wife, Shirley, Dale Hamlin, and Dwayne Hamlin and wife, Brenda, all of Pine Knot; sisters, Nadine Murphy and husband, Dean, Charlotte King and husband, Bill, Sandra Neal and husband, Donald, and Carol Gilreath and husband, Steve, all of Pine Knot. Fayrene is also survived by a host of friends and special nieces and nephews that she cared for as her own children.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home. Burial to follow in the King Meadows Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday after 6:00 pm at the funeral home.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.