JEFFERSON - Martha Jurell Peek Stephenson, 83, died on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.
She was born in Jackson County and was the daughter of the late Joseph Andrew and Nettie Susanna Satterfield Peek. She was employed at BJC Hospital and was a member at Little Country Church. Mrs. Stephenson was preceded in death by her husband, James Willie Stephenson.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Highfill, Jefferson; son, Paul Stephenson, Jefferson; sister-in-law, Margie Peek, Fitzgerald; grandchildren, Brandon Stephenson, Candice Stephenson, and Amy Purdy; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren
The family would like to give thanks to the caregivers at St. Mary╒s Hospice House who gave such wonderful care to Mrs. Stephenson during her time there.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 9, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Andy Edwards officiating. The visitation will follow the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the St. Mary╒s Hospice House, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.