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Dorothy Saunders Stevens

January 31, 1922 — September 14, 2022

Biscoe

Dorothy Saunders Stevens

Dorothy Saunders Stevens, 100, of Biscoe, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Stevens was born in Montgomery County on January 31, 1922, to Aaron Leo and Mary Belle Lamonds Saunders.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Oscar Lee Stevens; brothers William Eugene Saunders, Leonard Leo Saunders, and Billy Lee Saunders; and sisters Magdalene Batten Goodman and Jessie Saunders Whitley.

Mrs. Stevens was a faithful member of Biscoe Presbyterian Church and was awarded Honorary Life Membership.  She was also recognized as a Faithful Saint by the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.  She was a retired employee of the textile industry and an active member of the Biscoe community.  During their 69 years of marriage, Oscar and Dorothy enjoyed traveling.  Mrs. Stevens was a sports enthusiast who never missed an opportunity to cheer for her Tarheels and Blue Devils.  She also enjoyed fishing and all types of hand crafts.  Granny's table was always open on Sunday, and many enjoyed a delicious meal as part of the Stevens family tradition.

She is survived by her son, Gerald Stevens, and wife, Judy, of Star; daughter Beth Stevens Hursey, and husband, Jerry, of Star.  She was adored by her 5 grandchildren, Stephanie Stevens of Asheboro; Gene Stevens and Greg Stevens of Star; Renee Hursey Talbert, and husband, Marty of Sanford; and Phillip Hursey, and wife, Katie, of Star; seven great grandchildren, Zachary and Jordan Cutler of Asheboro; Gabriel Stevens, and wife, Morgan, of Greensboro; Mason and Sadie Talbert of Sanford; and Phinley and Liam Hursey of Star.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 9:30 to 10:45 am prior to the funeral service, at 11:00 am at Biscoe Presbyterian Church in Biscoe with the Reverend Dr. Bruce Lax officiating. Interment to follow at the Biscoe Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Biscoe Presbyterian Church, PO Box 638, Biscoe, NC 27209.

Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfh.com.

The Stevens family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home in Star.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9:30 - 10:45am (Eastern time)

Biscoe Presbyterian Church

108 N Main St, Biscoe, NC 27209

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Biscoe Presbyterian Church

108 N Main St, Biscoe, NC 27209

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

12:00 - 12:30pm (Eastern time)

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