Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


May 12, 2013

Elwood Stevens 1934-2013

GREENUP — Forrest Elwood Stevens, 78, of Argillite, went to be with the lord on Friday, May 10, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Argillite on Dec. 9, 1934, a son of the late Henry Harmon and Mintie Elizabeth Elliott Stevens.

He was a retired Carman for CSX Railroad, a farmer and avid horseman, helping establish the horse riding trails at Greenbo Lake State Park.

He was preceded in death, along with his parents, by his wife, Gladys Jana Bradley Stevens in 1999; a son, Kenneth Elwood Stevens; a daughter, Linda Gayle Stevens; a brother, Charles Stevens; and three sisters, Grace Hatfield, Polly Nichols and Eva Baldridge.  

He is survived by three daughters, Paula Lynn Stevens of Argillite, Ronda Louise Stephens and her husband, Jarold, of Wurtland and Autumn Rae Stevens of Argillite; two brothers, Clarence “Tucker” Stevens and his wife, Joyce, and William “Bill” Stevens and his wife, Pat, all of Greenup; three grandchildren, Zachary Leadingham, Shaun Stephens and Ian Stephens; three great-grandchildren, Mayi Leadingham, Braxton Terry and Trenton Stephens; a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly; and a “Special Son,” Jamie Barnett.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Tom Jackson. Burial will follow in the Stevens Cemetery in Argillite.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, and after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  

Condolences may be made to the family at wrightsfuneralhome.com.

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