Obituary: Columbus “Dub” Webster Stephens


Columbus “Dub” Webster Stephens, 75, of Newark, AR, departed this life on Oct. 2, 2020, at his home in Newark.

He was born in Sulphur Rock on Aug. 9, 1945, to Watson Stephens and Pearl Godair Hawkins.   On Feb. 26, 1965, he married Teresa May Clark in Sulphur Rock.

During his working years, he did custom vehicle work for Mark Martin Ford and enjoyed working on outboard motors.

Dub is survived by his daughter, Karen Gambill (Gary) of Jonesboro, AR; son, Christopher Stephens (Tressia) of Rainbow City, AL; grandchildren: Tim Hogan II, Jonesboro, AR, Christopher W. (Linley) Stephens, II, Gadsden, AL, Phillip T. (Nikki) Stephens, Oneonta, AL, Thomas H. Gambill, Jonesboro, AR, and Michael B. (Amber) Stephens, Rainbow City, AL.  great-grandchildren: Zane Nash Stephens, Oneonta, AL, and Avabella Grace Stephens, Rainbow City, AL; sister, Charleen Morrison of Cave City, and Diane McClurg of Blytheville; brothers, William Hawkins, of Sulphur Rock, and William Stephens of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Teresa Clark Stephens, a brother, Charles Stephens, and a sister, Phyllis Hobby.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 beginning at 10am at Doty Southside Funeral Chapel in Southside with Larry Sellers officiating. Burial will follow at Kyler Cemetery in Southside.

Pallbearers will be Tim Hogan, II, Christopher Stephens II, Phillip Stephens, Thomas H. Gambill, Michael Stephens, Rocky Turner.

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