Van Alstyne Leader
14 July 1961
Funeral services for John Calvin Stephens were held at the First
Baptist church last Friday at 4 p.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. John
Rasberry, Jr., assisted by John Carter, Church of Christ minister.
Pallbearers were Butch Anderson, Junior Hunter, Ernest Miller, Leonard
Blythe, Wade D. Huffman and Doak Grider. Interment was in the Van
Alstyne Cemetery, under the direction of Flesher Funeral Home.
Mr. Stephens was a lifelong resident of Rt. 1, Van Alstyne, where
he was born on July 19, 1917, a son of Frank and Alice Purdue Stephens.
He passed away on Wednesday of last week. He had been a farmer but
for some time had been in the employ of the Collin Soil Conservation District.
He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was united in marriage
with Miss Rachel Russell on Feb. 14, 1953.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alice
Stephens of Van Alstyne; by four brothers, Elemer, E.L. and O.T. of Van
Alstyne and Paschal stephens of Riley, N.C.; and by one sister, Mrs. Annabelle
Miller of Van Alstyne.
Texas Death Certificate
John Calvin Stephens (male, white, married) died at the age of 43
on July 5, 1961 at Rt. 1, Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas. He
was the son of Frank stephens & Alice Purdue. His occupation
is listed as farmer. The cause of his death was acute Hemorrhage
due to ....the great vessels in .... The informant was Mrs. Rachel
Stephens. Burial was under the direction of Flesher Funeral Home
in Van Alstyne Cemetery on 7 July 1961