A. Alvis Stephenson, 98, of Calamine, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home. He was born July 7, 1907, at Grange, Ark., the son of Thomas Melvin and Ada Lee Girtman Stephenson.
He was retired from Frito-Lay in California. He was a member of Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City and attended Smithville Baptist Church in Smithville.
Survivors include his son, Gene Stephenson of Calamine; two daughters, Mary Kilburn of Lunning, Nev., and Linda Sinks of Shaver Lake, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Stephenson; one son, Charles Larry Stephenson; and one sister, Estel Johnson.
The funeral service was held Jan. 17 at the Smithville Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery east of Cave City with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.