Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 3, 2014

Elizabeth Jane Stephens


THOMASVILLE — Elizabeth Jane Stephens, wife of William Asbury Stephens, died Sunday at Oakwood UPAC in Walterboro, SC.  She was 66.  Mrs. Stephens was born April 11, 1947 in Thomasville, GA, a daughter of the late Charlie B. Wright and Mary Phillips Wright.  She graduated from Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC, and worked as a social worker for the Center of Disease Control, and the state of Georgia's "Babies Can't Wait" program.  She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Walterboro, and was a former member and youth director at the Dawson Street United Methodist Church in Thomasville, GA.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons: William A. Stephens, II and wife Jill, of Walterboro, Glen Howard Stephens and wife Emily, of Charlotte, and Michael John Stephens of Beaufort.  There is one brother, Charlie Wright of Jasper, GA, and one sister, Martha Feland of Cabot, AK.  Mrs. Stephens leaves behind two grandchildren, Angelina and Faith Stephens.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 Thursday in the Beaufort National Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday at Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home, 117 Paul St., Walterboro, SC.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dawson Street United Methodist Church. — Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home, Walterboro, SC