Dorothy Stephens age 92, widow of the late Thomas Melvin Stephens of Pine Knot, passed from this life on November 26, 2017 at the Signature Health Care of McCreary.
She was born on February 8, 1925 in Taylor Ridge, Kentucky to the late Cornilius Robert and Sara Jane Taylor Perry. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sons; Kenneth Stephens and Edward Stephens, infant daughters; Phyllis Ann Stephens, Debra Ruth Stephens and Marrie Stephens, brothers; Charlie Perry, Hurstle Perry, Robert Perry, Luther Perry and Gilbert Perry, sisters; Flonnie Perry Macelfresh, Julie Perry Macintash, Martha Jane (Maddie) Perry Stephens and Lula Perry Hicks, along with 3 grandchildren.
Surviving family include her children, Roscoe and wife Drenda Stephens of Strunk, Orvil Lee and wife Katherine Stephens of Strunk, Burtis Stephens of Strunk, Wanda Neal of Pine Knot, Tommie and wife Gertie Stephens of Black Oak, Phillip and wife Teri Stephens of Pine Knot, Tim and wife Carolyn Stephens of Pine Knot, Judy and husband Bill Campbell of Sawyer. 33 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 28 great- great grandchildren.
Dorothy was a woman of strong faith, she centered her whole life around her church. She was a faithful member of the Hayes Creek Church of God. Dorothy enjoyed gardening and canning, she made beautiful quilts and loved babysitting.
Funeral services are Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Hayes Creek Church of God with Brother Dennis Bryant and Rev. Harvey Logan officiating with burial to follow in the Hayes Creek Cemetery. Visitation is Monday beginning at 6:00 pm in the Pine Knot Funeral Home.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.