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Frank Thomas Stevens

Mr. Frank Thomas Stevens of 4000 Philpott Rd., South Boston died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the age of 82. 

He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 5, 1930 to the late Daniel Jacob Stevens and the late Mamie Donia Stevens, and he was married to Shirley Clark Stevens.  

Mr. Stevens was an electrician and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was of the Baptist faith and was a very active member of American Legion Post 8.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Clark Stevens, of South Boston; two sons, David Allen Stevens of South Boston and Gary Thomas Stevens and wife, Janet of South Boston; a daughter, Karen Bliss, and husband Stan of South Boston; three grandsons, Stephen Bliss and wife Lisa, Chris Stevens and wife Hilary and Dustin Stevens; five granddaughters, Beth Anne Murray and husband Travis, Ashley Riddle and husband Chip, Kristen Correll and husband Brooks, Jessica “Punky” Snead and husband Jamie and Courtney Stevens; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Joseph Stevens; six brothers, John R. Stevens, Charlie D. Stevens, Walter L. Stevens, Millard F. Stevens, Daniel Jacob Stevens Jr. and James “Doc” Stevens; and three sisters, Sallie S. Smith, Nellie S. Glass and Elizabeth S. Bane.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Wooten and the Rev. Mike Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Methodist Church Cemetery. 

The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Glenwood Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or Black Walnut Baptist Church Building Fund.

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