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Obituary: William LaVaughn Stephenson, Columbus

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William LaVaughn Stephenson, 75, of East 13th Street, passed away at 5:52 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Greenwood.

William was born on January 4, 1939, to the late Knoeful C. and Violet P. Elledge Stephenson.

He retired from Cummins Engine Company. William loved to laugh. He enjoyed shooting matches, coin collecting, hunting, and horse racing. William loved spending time with his family and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick on Washington Street with Pastor Roy Hendershot officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the Stephenson family at

William is survived by his children, Crystal Yvonne Hoskins of Greenwood, Cindy Yvette Stephenson of Columbus, and Timothy W. Stephenson of Columbus; grandchildren, Emily (Shaun) Speer, Timothy W. Stephenson Jr., Crystal Damaris Hoskins, Cynda Dawn Stephenson, and Matthew M. Stephenson.

William is preceded in death by his parents, Knoeful C. and Violet P. Elledge Stephenson; wife, Donna Faye Barkes; and grandchildren, Ericia Hoskins and Eric Stephenson.

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