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Carolyn Stephens
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Carolyn Stephens, 70, of Dawsonville, died May 12, 2011.


Born July 18, 1940 to the late Hoyt and Annie Laura Waters, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. A homemaker at her death, she was formerly employed by Universal Rubber Company and along with her husband owned and operated S&W Superette for a number of years.


Carolyn attended the Dawsonville Church of God of Prophecy.


Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Kenneth Stephens of Dawsonville; daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha Hansard, Tammy and Steve Watson, Terri and Woody Reece, all of Dawsonville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura Jean and Glenn Satterfield of Gainesville, Linda and Hubert Platt of Cumming; brother and sister-in-law, H.B. and Dot Waters of Dawsonville; mother-in-law, Edna “Gamps” Stephens of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Eric Hansard, Kendric Hansard, Lori Reece; great-grandchildren, Reece Odom, Skye Hansard; devoted caregiver, Shirley Jarrard; various other relatives also survive.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 14 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Russell Burt and Jason Hamby officiating. Interment followed in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.


In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to Dawson County Relay for Life, c/o Joan Talley, P.O. Box 159, Dawsonville, GA 30534.


Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.