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Milton Stephens, Adair Co., KY WWII hero (1919-2012)

He was the head of a distinguished, highly regarded Adair County, KY family. Milton Stephens was a Christian and attended the Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a farmer and a highly decorated Veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army with these medals: European Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with Four (4) Bronze Battle Stars; Two (2) Purple Hearts with Two (2) Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal; American Defense Service Medal. He was wounded in action in France and Germany. He was a member of the local VFW Post 6097 and DAV member. He will be accorded full military honors by VFW Post 6097.
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Milton Stephens, age 93 years, of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday July 28, 2012at 5:50pmCT at Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services are Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 1pmCT atStotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.Clergy officiating will be Bro. Steve Pescosolido and Bro. Troy Long.Interment in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with full Military Honors by thelocal VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Monday, July 30, 2012.

Pallbearers: Chris Stephens, Lee Stephens, Ryan Stephens, Johnny Stephens, Jr.,Steve Cheatham and Bobby Strange.

Honorary pallbearers: Mr. and Mrs. Ron Adair, Robert Redmon, Trinity UnitedMethodist Church Fellowship Class and Dennis Stephens.

Milton Stephens, Adair Co., KY (1919-2012)

He was born on July 16, 1919 in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late J. W. "Willie" and Mamie Wilcoxson Stephens. He died Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 93 years. 12 days.

He is survived by his wife, Helen B. Stephens and the following:
  • Two sons and spouses: Michael Lee Stephens and Anita Begley, Richard Wayne Stephens andwife Marilyn Burton Stephens, all of Columbia, KY

  • Also locally by one sister: Pauline Stephens Cheatham

  • Four grandchildren: Chris Stephens, LaGene Sexton and husband Mendel, Ryan Stephens,Lee Stephens and wife Lindsey
  • Four great Grandchildren: Meridith Corbin, Hayley Stephens, Trey Stephens andRaegann Stephens

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
  • He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, Johnny Stephens, C.C. Stephens,Billy Stephens and Ruth Grant.

    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Trinity UnitedMethodist Church or Gideon Bibles and may be made at the funeral homeSign guestbook online for the family of Milton Stephens

    Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements.

    This story was posted on 2012-07-29 16:22:10
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Milton Stephens, Adair Co., KY (1919-2012)

2012-07-29 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Milton Stephens, Adair Co., KY (1919-2012)

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Flags on Greensburg Street honor WW II hero, Milton Stephens

2012-07-31 - 200 Block Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Flags along the 200 block of Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY honor the memory of Milton Stephens, a much decorated hero of World War II.
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