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Stephens, Martha Joyce

Coffee County - Mrs. Martha Joyce Stephens, age 77, of Tullahoma, TN., passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, TN. A native of Coffee County, TN., she was the daughter of the late William and Novella Butler Swoape. She was a retired seamstress with Tennessee Apparel and when able attended The Church of God. She loved to crochet and donate everything she made to nursing homes and the terminally ill, having completed 400 afghans. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchild. She truly loved all of God?s creatures and from her sunroom would sit and watch birds, squirrels, and deer. She spent countless hours sitting in the gazebo in her bird sanctuary watching all of God?s beautiful nature, while smelling the flowers and roses in bloom. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Robert ?Bobby? Stephens, a son Kenneth Thomas Stephens, a grandson William Thomas Stephens, and 10 siblings. She is survived by a son Jackie (Lori) Stephens of Hannibal, MO., a daughter Barbara (James ?Jim?) Martin, Jr. of Tullahoma, TN., a brother Ralph Swoape of Manchester, TN., many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Visitation with the family of Mrs. Stephens will be Friday afternoon, March 14, 2014, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home with burial to follow in Old Reddens Hill Cemetery in Normandy, TN. Online condolences may be left for the family at Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Martha Joyce Stephens.


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