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Joseph Edd Stephens, Sr., age 80, of Trenton, GA died at his residence Wednesday morning September 4, 2019. He was a supervisor for Centria Construction and a member of Iron Workers Local #704 of Chattanooga, TN. Mr. Stephens was a Veteran of the US Army serving during Vietnam. He was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents Winnie Otis and Ida Frankie Sanford Stephens, grandson Stephen McCormick; Siblings Otis Stephens, Edith Michaels, Naomi Womack, Joe Stephens, Alice Weaver and Grace Marona.

Surviving include his loving wife of 54 years Carolyn Sue Stephens of Trenton, GA; daughter April (Wayne) McCormick of Ooltewah, TN; sons James E. (Shelly) Stephens and Joseph Edd “Joey” Stephens, Jr. both of Trenton, GA; seven grandchildren Melissa and Ethan Blevins, Stephanie (Travis) Fitzgerald, Kristen McCormick, Jessalynn (Brandon) Ziehr, Dallas Stephens, and Nicole Stephens; five great-grandchildren; sisters Ruth Townsend and Martha (Peter) Reed of Bryant, AL, Barbara Garrison of Harrison, TN, Glenda McCauley of Silsbee, TX, and Shirley Patton of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; brother Jimmy (Billie Ann) Stephens of Phenix City, AL; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 7, 2019 in the Ryan Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jeff Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in Stephens Cemetery on Porter Road. Family will receive friends 2 PM until 8 PM Friday and 11 AM until service time Saturday at Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, GA.

Expression of sympathy may be shared at RyanFuneralHome.net.