Edward “Billy Boy” Stephens

Published 9:08 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

Funeral Services were held Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10:00 am at New Hebron Baptist Church in New Hebron, MS, for Mr. Edward Cabe Stephens, Sr., age 89, who passed away at his residence on August 4, 2016.   Interment followed in New Hebron Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss handled all arrangements.

Rev. Mike Grenn officiated. Pallbearers were: Michael “Bull” Cooper, Jr., Adam Kirby, Chris Bryan, Erik Bryan, Anthony Walker, Justin Walker, Jesse Morgan and Sam Morgan.

“Billy Boy” was born April 26, 1927 in New Hebron, MS.  He was the son of Cabe Stephens and Fannie Rutland Stephens.  He was a WWII Marine Corps Veteran. He was a farmer and worked at New Hebron Mfg. for several years. He was a self-employed wood hauler. He was a member of New Hebron Baptist Church. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed writing songs and poetry. He loved his family very much and wanted to spend all the time that he could with them. The back porch was the place of most gatherings, and he preferred his children to stay as long as possible and spend the night when they could. Having 2 O’clock coffee was an everyday occurrence with family and any friends that could drop by. If he got to ride off with Bo, he always apologized and said “stay where you are, we’ll be right back.” He loved Jesus and his church family. He left his home here and went into his heavenly home. He is now resting on the back porch of his mansion waiting on all his friends and family to arrive.

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He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Laurene Stephens of New Hebron, MS; Six daughters, Elaine Stephens, Becky Cooper, Janice Kirby, Kathlene Sharp, Linda Kay White, all of New Hebron and Billie June Morgan of Silver Creek, MS; Three sons, Larry “Bo” Stephens, Johnny Stephens and Edward “Boog” Stephens Jr. all of New Hebron. Ten grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; three sisters and one great grandchild.  Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com