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Ernest “Buddy” Stephens

The Apalach Times
The Apalach Times

Ernest “Buddy” Stephens, of Tallahassee, passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Born Jan. 24, 1944, his parents moved to Texas when he was a child. After he finished school, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he retired after a more than 25-year career. Following that he worked for the State of Florida.

He is survived by one son, Kenny Stephens (Elizabeth), and one daughter Faith Stephens, all of Texas; three grandchildren Shiloh, Ivy and Elijah; sister Lavonia Stephens Roland (Bill), of Arkansas; and brother Earl Stephens, of Texas.

There will be a memorial service at the Eastpoint Church of God at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, with a family and friends meal served in the fellowship hall.

Flowers may be sent to Beggs Funeral Home - Apalachee Chapel in Tallahassee, or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastpoint Church of God, where he was a member.

On Friday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m., there will be a military service, followed by interment, at the Tallahassee National Cemetery.