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Elzie Loren Stephens
     Military graveside services for Elzie Stephens, 85, of Yantis will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Yantis Cemetery with Jeremy Durig officiating.   

    David Folmar, Jason Folmar, Bryan Stephens, Garrett Stephens, Stephen Christian, David Christian and Clayton Christian will serve as pallbearers. 
    Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.
    Elzie Stephens died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Home Place Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.
    He was born in Yantis on Sept. 12, 1928, the son of Ruben Jarrell and Artie Lee (Wright) Stephens.  
    He served in the United States Army in the Korean Conflict. He retired after 32 years from LTV Aerospace in Grand Prairie. He was a 57-year master mason of Masonic Lodge in Yantis and Order of the Eastern Star in Quitman.
    Survivors include two daughters, Debbi Stephens Folmar Booth and husband, Don, of Fort Smith, Ark., and Dale Stephens Woods Mattison and husband, Mickie, of Sulphur Springs; three sons, Ronnie Stephens and wife, Kim, of Yantis, Randy Stephens and Robert Stephens of Louisiana; two sisters, Dorothy Yarborough and Lottie Jean Tullis, both of Yantis; grandchildren Jimmy David Folmar, Janice DeAnna Folmar Stone, Jason Dale Folmar, Gary Woods, Krystal Woods, Bryan David Stephens, Garrett Lane Stephens and Avery Loren Stephens; and six great-grandchildren, Lane, Charlotte, Jolie, Zackery, Meredith and Blake.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ruben Gail Stephens and Johnie Tom Stephens.
     The online register can be signed at: murrayorwosky.com




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