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Mary (Umholtz) Stephens

December 16, 1929 ~ May 30, 2018 (age 88)

Mary Umholtz Stephens, 88, of Calhoun, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Charleston, Arkansas on December 16, 1929, daughter of the late Charley and Estelle Black Umholtz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lee Stephens; her brothers, Earl Umholtz and Therral Umholtz; and a son-in-law, George Vigneron.


Mrs. Stephens was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Jessie Charles “Chris” and Mary Tucker of Hermitage, TN, and Wesley Tucker of Murphy, NC; her daughters and son-in-law, Thelma Vigneron of Harrah, OK, and Judie and Keith Plumley of Calhoun; her sister and brother-in-law, Opal and Bert Jones of Heber Springs, AR; and grandchildren, Brian (Marcie) Tucker, Devin (Brittany) Tucker, Amber Tucker, Shannon (Micah) Armantrout, Brandon Lozano, Camelia (Troy) Winkler, Misty Dittman, Monica (Victor) Zill, Joseph (Rosanne) Liles, and Rhonda Liles. Eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive.


Services to honor the life of Mary Umholtz Stephens will be held Thursday, June 7th at 1:00 PM, from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Elder Art Carlson officiating. Interment will follow in Chandler Cemetery. Pallbearers serving will include Brian Tucker, Devin Tucker, Micah Armantrout, Joseph Liles, Victor Zill, and John Banis. Honorary pallbearers are J.C. “Chris” Tucker, Wesley Tucker, and Keith Plumley.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM.


Condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements for Mary Umholtz Stephens are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.  

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