Funeral services for Melvin Stephens, age 75 of Mt. Airy, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Hollywood Baptist Church. Dr. Don Samples will officiate with interment to follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
Mr. Stephens passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021.
Born in Toccoa, Georgia on October 1, 1946, Mr. Stephens was the son of the late Lamon Joseph Stephens and Beryl Kinney Whitener. He was a self-employed businessman as the owner of Stephens and Sons Farms. A lifelong resident of Habersham County, Mr. Stephens was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church and was a true family man that dearly loved his children and grandchildren. Mr. Stephens also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and car racing. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stephens is preceded in death by his son Shane Stephens, and half-brothers Joseph Stephens and Bobby Stephens and sister Susan Stephens Thomas.
Survivors include son Matthew (Amber) Stephens of Bowling Green, Kentucky, daughters Kellie Stephens of Mt. Airy and Contessa Stephens of Hollywood, life partner and mother of his children, Barbara Alexander Stephens of Hollywood, sisters Linda Stephens Williams of Mt. Airy, and Ann Stephens Church of Clarkesville. In addition, he is survived by grandchildren Kirsten Stephens (Haven Allen), Keaton Stephens (Ivey Sosebee), Chelsey Stephens, Cody Wade, Megan (Joe) Chastain, McKenzie Moore, Chandler Allen, Chaselin Allen, Coler Allen, and Caitlin Plant, as well as great-grandchildren Isabella Allen, Paisley Allen, Addalynn Stephens, Breelynn Wade, Saylor Chastain, and Scout Chastain as well as numerous extended family and many friends.
An online guest book is available for the Stephens family by visiting www.hillsidememorialchapel.com .
Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256