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Roy Irvin Stephens

Roy Irvin Stephens, 86 of Hawesville Kentucky, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on August 12, 2023, at the Heartford House.  Irvin was born April 24, 1937 to the late Jack and Jessie Stephens. He was a member of Pellville Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon for 57 years.  He retired from W.R. Grace in Owensboro, but continued to farm for several years after retirement.

Roy won state and national awards for his sorghum, and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others interested in farming.  Irvin could usually be found outside enjoying God’s creation, farming, hunting, fishing or tinkering on his latest project.  In addition to his parents, was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Stephens.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cleo Hale Stephens, a son, Fred (Kandi) Stephens and daughter Denise (Gary) Hayden, five grandchildren, Justin (Victoria) Hayden, Libby Hayden, Lindsey (Jonathan) McElroy, Lauren (John) Best, and Joshua (Jaime) Stephens.

The additional blessings of his long life were eight great grand children, Macauley, Caroline, and Logan McElroy, Samuel, Benjamin and Harper Best, Grace Hayden, Olivia Stephens, who will soon be joined by Ellen Marie, sisters Jacqueline Stephens and Kaye (Carroll) Quisenberry. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m.  Saturday, August 19, 2023  at Pellville Baptist Church.  Visitation will be at the church on Friday, from 3:00 until 7:00pm and from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

The family suggest that in lieu of flowers, gifts to honor Irvin may be made to the Pellville Cemetery or Hospice.

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