Holly Norris “Sonny” Stephens, Jr.

Published 11:16 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Funeral services for Mr. “Sonny” Stephens were held Monday November 17, 2014, at Saulters Moore Chapel in Prentiss MS. He was 72 years old. He passed away at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. Interment followed at the Stephens Family Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. John Novick officiated. Pallbearers were Kenny Wayne Westrope, Byran Westrope, Jim Westrope, Orlen Westrope, Brad Stephens, Rod Stephens, Ryan Stephens and Brent Stephens.

“Sonny” was born May 18, 1942, to Holly Norris Stephens, Sr. and Marie Sullivan Stephens. He was employed at Georgia Pacific for 40 years as an operator in the pulp mill. He was a member of New Hebron Baptist Church.

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He is survived by two sons, Greg Stephens of Silver Creek and Scotty Stephens of New Hebron; daughter, Hannah Stephens of Silver Creek; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hubert Stephens of Hazlehurst and Blake Stephens of Harrisville; four sisters, Betty Westrope of Hazlehurst, Catherine “Cat” Westrope of Wesson, Tonie Petranek of Flower Mound, TX and Trudie Martin of Denver, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary, and one sister.