Stephens, Hermon H.


Hermon H. Stephens, 75, of Fordyce, died Tuesday March 20, 2012 at the Dallas County Medical Center. He was born in Pine Bluff, AR on August 3, 1936 to the late L.J. & Reba Stephens. Mr. Stephens was the owner/operator of Stephens Ford of Fordyce for over 43 years. He was the past cub master of Boy Scouts of Fordyce, a member of NADA, AADA, where he served on the board of directors, Union Life Insurance Company, where he served on the board of directors, the Fordyce School Board, & the A-Z Investment Club.

Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bettie Stephens, three sons, Vance Stephens, Lee Stephens & wife Sheila, & Steve Stephens & wife Julia, all of Fordyce, AR; a brother, L.J. Stephens of FT. Smith, AR; five grandchildren, Sam, Sean, Seth, Devon, & Clare Stephens all of Fordyce, AR. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eloise Carpenter.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday at the Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Nick Flowers officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, the Arkansas Children's Hospital, or to the donors favorite charity. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

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