Catherine Stephenson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Catherine Stephenson
FRANKLIN—Anna Catherine Cutchins Gray Stephenson, 88, died Feb. 2, 2009, at Consulate Healthcare Center.
She was born in Southampton County, a daughter of the late Linwood and Nonie Fowler Cutchins.
Mrs. Stephenson was predeceased by two husbands, Oscar Lee Gray and Wilroy Stephenson.
She was also predeceased by four sisters, Mazie Baugham, Jessie Pope, Mary Johnson, Alice Hill, and two brothers, L.C. Cutchins and Raymond Cutchins.
She attended Corinth United Church in Ivor, where she enjoyed meetings with the ladies, making quilts and baby clothes. She also loved to cook and serve home-made meals for the church and Ruritans.
Survivors include her son, Oscar Lee Gray Jr. and wife Mary Alice of Chester; two grandsons, Tony Gray of Jacksonville, Fla. and Jeffrey Lee Gray of Portsmouth; and a loving and devoted sister, Marion Nano and husband Frank; her step-mother, Ruth Edwards of Petersburg; six half-sisters, Betty Throckmorton, Elizabeth Sadler, Millie Butner, Bertha Baughan, Rebecca Mercer, Kate Nadden; and three half-brothers, Frank Porter, Lee Etheridge and Jim Long.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Howard Vinson officiating.
Interment will follow in Poplar Spring Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 1224, Franklin, Va. 23851.
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