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Frank P. Stephenson

Frank Payne Stephenson of Water View, beloved husband of Mary Lou (Ebinger) Stephenson, passed from this life into eternal rest on January 8, 2009. 

Mr. Stephenson was born July 14, 1932 to Lester and Margaret Stephenson.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and spent his working life in mortgage and real estate development. 

He was predeceased by his parents and one son.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; one step-daughter, Dawn L. West; two stepsons, Michael Erskine and his wife Judy, and David Ebinger and his wife Leslie; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Stephenson requested that the following writing serve as his obituary. “Me thinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of life and death. Me thinks that they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance. Me thinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun. Me thinks my body is but less of my better being. In fact, take my body who will, take it I say, it is not me.”

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17,at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Gloucester Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, VA 23061.

posted 01.09.2009

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