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Rev Joe F. Stevens

March 01, 2020
Rev. Joe F. Stevens, Jr., 90, of Eastman, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. A Celebration of Life service was held Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at his residence in Eastman. A reception followed at Eastman First United Methodist Church. Rev. Stevens was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Newnan, Georgi, to the late Julia Stokes Stevens and Joe Frank Stevens, Sr. He was a retired Methodist minister serving churches in both north and south Georgia, most recently serving the Elko Charge; Elko UMC, Snow UMC, and Grovania UMC. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Following his military service, he worked as an insurance agent, two years as the campus minister in Valdosta, and 26 years as a mental health counselor with the State of Georgia. He then served 22 years as part-time local pastor at several United Methodist Churches. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joan Faulk Stevens; children, Mike Stevens, Mitch Stevens, Julie Frazier, and Matthew Stevens; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The family request the omission of flowers and contributions made to your favorite charity. Hardy-Towns Funeral Home of Eastman is in charge of arrangements.

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