Services for Rachel Claudine Stevens of Greenwood will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Noxapater Baptist Church.
Mrs. Stevens, 91, died peacefully after a lengthy illness at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, MS, on Saturday, June 28, 2010, surrounded by her devoted children and a loving niece.
At the age of 9, Mrs. Stevens' family moved from Philadelphia to Noxapater. She graduated from Noxapater High School and from a business college in Tupelo. She worked as a dental receptionist for Dr. C.G. Blue in Louisville before her marriage in August 1940 to Thomas F. Stevens. During World War II, T. F. was stationed in Colorado and Florida and Claudine spent that time with him before he was transferred to Germany. She worked for 30 years for the Bank of Noxapater. After her husband's death in 1985, she lived with her daughter in Greenwood.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. James Kimbol McCown of Amory. She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Crow of Greenwood and her husband, Paul, and Rachel Crocker of Tupelo and her husband, Lamar; a son, Steve Stevens of Amory, and his wife, Arlena; two sisters, Juanita Hight of Louisville and Bobby Jean Wall of Belmont; five grandchildren, LuAnn Green and her husband, Brian, Penny Stalcup and her husband, Bill, Paige Lawrence and her husband, Brad, Steven Crocker, and Jefferson Crow and his wife, Carie; five great-grandchildren, James Hunter Stalcup, McCown Stalcup, Ben Lawrence, Hudson Lawrence, and Ryleigh Green; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday until service time at the church.
Porter Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Village, Noxapater Baptist Church, or Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.