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Dorothy Moody Stephens, age 84, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019. Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12th at Elim United Methodist Church with burial following at Elim United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Thursday at the church fellowship hall, and other times at the home of Ricky and Laura Stephens, 4019 Turnberry Place Florence, SC 29501.
Born August 11, 1935, Dorothy is the daughter of the late William Fleetwood Moody and Annie Belle Easterling Moody. She graduated from Hartsville High School in 1953. Following the birth of her children, she continued her education and graduated from Coker College in 1975. Dorothy taught at the Darlington County School District at Lamar Elementary School. She and her late husband owned and operated Stephens Inventory Specialist for many years. She was a member of the Red Hat Club, and loved to read. Dorothy was a member of Elim United Methodist Church where she held many positions in the church.
Surviving are her two sons, Ricky (Laura) Stephens and David Stephens, both of Florence; grandchildren, Brittany Stephens Moore, Charlotte Stephens, Corey Stephens, Tara Stephens, and Whit Stephens; great-grandchildren, Anna Leah Gowdy, Aniyah Moore, and Jackson Ford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Stephens; infant son, Clifton Stephens; son, Tommy Stephens; and her brother, Kenneth Moody.
The family would like to thank Methodist Manor for their special care during Mrs. Dorothy’s illness, especially the staff at Magnolia Terrace.
Memorials may be made to Elim United Methodist Church in c/o Muryl Gardner, 3586 Oates Hwy. Lamar, SC 29069.