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Curtis Scott Stephens Jr.

From Ruth Walsh
Herald Democrat, Denison, TX, October 23, 2002
CURTIS SCOTT STEPHENS JR.
   Curtis Scott Stephens, Jr.., 21, of Denison died Monday, October 21,
2002, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center.
   Services will be held at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 with Ray Mayhue and Phil Smith officiating  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Ector (sic - should read Ravenna], TX.
  Curtis was born on May 25, 1981, in Denison, TX.  He was preceded in
death by his father, Curtis Scott Stephens Sr.
   He was a graduate of Denison High Scott.  He attended mechanic classes at Kiamichi Technology School.  He was self-employed at Reliance Fence Company.
He loved working on trucks, fishing and spending time with friends.
   Curtis was a very caring person.  In honor of this special quality he had
when he left this world, he gave life to others, not knowing who they might
be.  It is very rare that people have an opportunity to share the gift of
life.  So he donated his gift of life to help those in need.
   The family would like to thank the people at Southwest Transplants
Alliance for being so caring and understanding at this devastating time --
and turning it around to make miracles happen for others.
   Surviving are his mother, Rhoda Stephens and sisters, Holly Stephens;
grandparents, Louis and Benny Elk and grandmother, Janice Stephens, all of Denison.
   Pallbearers will be James Spivey, Hodge Cherry, Kenneth Ramsey, Brian Reddick, Kelly Norris and Michael Bartley.
   The family night will be at Bratcher Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23.
ACCOUNT OF ACCIDENT:  Herald Democrat, Denison, TX
WRECK INJURIES CLAIM MAN, 21 by Mary Jane Farmer,
   The victim of a Saturday morning wreck died of his injuries Monday,
reported TX Department of Public Safety Trooper Jim Bob Waters.
   Curtis Scott Stephens, 21, of Sherman and formerly of Denison had just
turned onto Chaparral Estate road, east of Denison, during a heavy rain
storm Saturday, Walters said, when his 2001 Chevrolet, full-size pickup
hydroplaned and went off the right side of the road.  The pickup struck a
cedar tree snapping it in half, then continued forward about 30 more feet
until it hit an elm tree.
   Walters said he and Trooper Kevin Galyon were the first on the scene and called for a Denison Fire Department ambulance when they realized the driver was still inside the pickup.  The Denison ambulance emergency crew arrived within minutes, Walters said. The ambulance took the man to Texoma Medical Center, where he was stabilized and then transferred to Wilson N. Jones Medical Center...." 
 

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