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Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

Jimmy Stevens, 92, of Curryville, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Mike Lewton officiating. Burial will be at the Curryville Cemetery.  Visitation was 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the funeral home.
Jimmy was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Curryville, the son of William J. and Blanche Jackson Stevens.  On Dec. 17, 1954 he married Lucille Hammack Howard.
Mr. Stevens is survived by a daughter, Shiela and husband Dalton of Curryville; three grandchildren, Darin and wife Shannon Walker of Bowling Green, Nicole and husband Brandon Elzea of Vandalia, and Alexis and husband Dave Zoric of Seabeck, Wash.; and eight great-grandchildren, Ben and Aleece Walker, Kinley, Katie, and Klair Elzea, and Evan, Karina, and Elijah Zoric.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and daughter Lelia Smith.
Jimmy was the oldest living member of the Curryville Presbyterian Church.  He was an honorary Kentucky Coronel from the Kentucky Derby, a member of the Pike County Democrat Club, a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, and a big Cardinal’s fan.  He retired from the U.S.D.A. as a food inspector and was the owner and operator of the Philips 66 in Curryville for many years. Mr. Stevens enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dalton Walker, Darin Walker, Brandon Elzea, Earl Wayne Smith, Fred Gamm, and Danny Lewis.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Ben Walker, Aleece Walker, Kinley Elzea, Katie Elzea, Klair Elzea, Evan Zoric, Karina Zoric, and Elijah Zoric.
Memorials may be made to donors’ choice.
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