Robert Frank Stephenson, Sr., 86, of Fayette

Robert Frank Stephenson, Sr., 86, of Fayette County, passed away January 31, 2014.

He was born January 22, 1928 in College Park. In 1951, he graduated from the University of Georgia. He served his county in the US Navy. Mr. Stephenson was the owner/operator of RF Stephenson Hardware in East Point. After moving to Fayette County in 1974, he became involved in the real estate business. He was a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brothers J.W. Stephenson, Jr. and Calvin P. Stephenson.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Judge Martha King Stephenson; son Robert (Sharon) Stephenson of Atlanta; son Joe (Yvonne) Stephenson of Canton; daughter Laurie (Austin) Ashley of Canton; grandchildren Joshua Stephenson, Alicia Gunn, Charlotte Mahler, & Michelle Stephenson; and great-grandchildren Margaret, Sadie, & Joshua.

A funeral service was held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Fayetteville. Reverend Mark Westmoreland officiated. The burial followed at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The family received friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 175 East Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214.

Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

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