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Frank Stephens

ROCK HILL -- Mr. Franklin Joseph Stephens, 70, of Timberlake Drive, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at his home.

A native of Walhalla, S.C., and a U.S. Navy veteran, Frank was the son of the late Jasper Lafayette and Inez Lucy Bearden Stephens. He graduated from Clemson University with high honors. Frank retired from York Technical College, where he was a continuing education instructor. Prior to his tenure with York Tech, Frank taught management development courses at Greenville Technical College. Before his career in education, Frank worked in Human Resources for Jantzen, Inc. in Seneca, S.C., and J.P. Stevens in Greenville, S.C.

A private service for relatives will be held Dec. 4, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Davenport Funeral Home in Walhalla, S.C. Following the service, all family and friends are invited to join in celebrating the life of Frank Stephens at 1 p.m. at the Oconee State Park Dining Hall.

Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife, Debra M. Hess-Stephens of the home; his son, John P. Stephens of Walhalla; his daughter, Jill Stephens Wyatt, her husband, Russ, and his granddaughter, Miss Ellen Greer Phillips of Greenville, S.C.; three brothers, Wilburn Stephens, William Stephens and Larry Stephens, all of Walhalla; two sisters, Linda Lee of Anderson, S.C., and Janet Lee of Campobello, S.C. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sister, Clara Phillips; two half brothers, John Stephens and Addie Stephens; and a half sister, Minnie Swafford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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