Arthur William Stephens, 77, Jonesboro, died Dec. 23, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Jeanette Stephens. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Whitlock officiating. Interment was at Flat Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Fayetteville.
Survivors include his sons, Jerry Stephens, Hampton, and Joey Stephens, Snellville; daughters, Pat and Cecil Ethridge, Jonesboro, Jeannie and Russell Thompson, McDonough, Joy Fesperman, Jonesboro, and Jacki and Kevin Hayslip, Monticello; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.