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John Arthur StephensAugust 16, 1949 ~ August 24, 2020 (age 71)
John Arthur Stephens, 71 of Willow Spring, NC passed away Monday, August 24, 2020. He was born August 16, 1949 to the late William Russell Stephens and Pansy Mae Fish. In the early to mid 70's he owned and operated the local service station at Middle Creek. In the 80's and 90's he ran Johnny's Backhoe Service, which he later subcontracted for CC Mangum. He also enjoyed many years of fishing on the Pamlico Sound.
Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, James Henry Stephens. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Stefanie Rowland and husband Scott of Fuquay-Varina, and Ken Stephens and wife Valery of Clayton; grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan, and Owen Holder, Hailey Stephens, Logan and Noah Dean, Madalynn and Sawyer Rowland; and brothers, William R. "Bill" Stephens of Salisbury, and Tommy Stephens and wife Debra of Angier.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Friday, August 28, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Rachels Family Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors following the Celebration of Life and at other times at Stefanie and Scott's home - 7704 Meadows Way, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.