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Hester “Wilene” Stephens, age 84, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2019. She was born June 6, 1935 in Rome, Georgia.
She relocated to Tampa, Florida at a young age where she started a family. She worked in the technology field prior to retiring and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Wilene loved to cook, shop, and listen to country music. She took pride in her family and helped everyone she could.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Workman Carter, and her father, AJ Workman.
She is survived by her brothers, Harold Hughes and Roy Workman; her 4 children, Sharon Smallwood-Alvarez, Tammy Sandretzky-Griffin, Thomas Lee Sandretzky, and Kimberly Sue Stephens; 3 Grandchildren, Stephanie, Jamie, and Kelly; and 5 great grandchildren, Armando, Cassidy, Jordan, Clayton, and Jack Henry; along with many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service took place at 11:30 am on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Blount Curry Funeral Home in Carrollwood, FL. Viewing took place 30 minutes prior to the service.
Wilene will be buried with a graveside funeral service in Adairsville, GA at Towe’s Chapel Cemetery, Friday October 11, 2019 at 2 PM.
Local arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.