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Rev. Homer Stephens, Adair County, KY/Russell Co., KY native (1936-2017)

Rev. Stephens was in the ministry for 55 years. In 1967, he founded Calvary Temple Church in the Garlin community of Adair County, KY, and served as Pastor for 49 years. He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of Adair County, KY at the time of his death. He was the son of the late George & Fairlee Hopper Stephens. He was the widower of Delpha Stephens, his wife of 56 years. His wife, Brenda Gann Garmon Stephens, survives. He was the patriarch of an outstanding family. He leaves 12 direct living descendants. His final resting place will be in Adair County, KY
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Rev. Homer Stephens, 81, of Columbia, KY, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:30amCT, at Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor in Columbia.

A Home-Going Celebration will be Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11amCT, at Calvary Temple Church, 88 New Concord Road, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Johnny Autry, Rev. Jimmy Lee and Pastor Troy McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 3pmCT Thursday, December 28, 2017, and 8amCT Friday, December 29, 2017, at Calvary Temple Church. Casket Bearers: Wesley Bryant, Cody Turner, Billy Franklin, Wayne Bryant, Anthony Arnold, Jr. Thompson Honorary: Tiffany Arnold, Bethany Thompson, Amanda Bryant, Blaire Arnold, Landon Bryant, Amelia Thompson, Landree Bryant

Rev. Homer Stephens, Adair Co./Russell Co., KY native (1936-2017)

He was born February 2, 1936, in Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late George & Fairlee Hopper Stephens. He died Friday, December 22, 2017, in Columbia, Adair County, KY. He was 81 years, 20 months, and 20 days of age.

He was married to Delpha Stephens, for 56 years until her death August 18, 2013 and later married Brenda Garmon Stephens. Rev. Stephens was in the ministry for 55 years. In 1967, he founded Calvary Temple Church in the Garlin community and served as Pastor for 49 years.

Survivors include:
  • His wife: Brenda Gann Garmon Stephens of Columbia, KY

  • Three daughters: Tammy Bryant and husband Wayne; Robin Franklin and husband Billy, and Sherry Turner all of Columbia, KY

  • Four brothers: Elmer, Quinton and Glen Stephens all of Russell Springs, KY; Jimmy Stephens of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two sisters: Sarah Estes and Kathleen Holt both of Eubank, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Wesley Bryant, Tiffany Arnold, Bethany Thompson, and Cody Turner

  • Five great-grandchildren: Landon and Landree Bryant, Blaire Arnold, Amelia and Connor Thompson

  • Several other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by a grandchild; Amy Jo Bryant.

Send condolences to the family of Rev. Homer Stephens

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Rev. Homer Stephens, Adair County, KY/Russell Co., KY native (1936-2017)

2017-12-27 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

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