Annie R. Stephens

Annie R. Stephens

 Annie R. Stephens, 76 of Hallsboro, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Shoreland Health Care and Retirement Center, Whiteville, NC.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. Lacy Douglas Stephens  and Evangelist Annie Shaw Stephens. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 1:00pm from Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Whiteville, NC. Burial will follow in the Hallsboro Memorial Park, Hallsboro, NC. 

A walkthrough viewing will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022, from 4 to 6pm in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel and following the service on Tuesday. 

Ms. Stephens is survived by two sons: Mr. Maurice Robinson, and Mr. Wilton Stephens,  three brothers: Min Albert S. Stephens, Mr. Quincy Stephens, and Mr. Clarence Levon Stephens,  as well as a host of family and friends. 

A facial covering is requested at the viewing and service.

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