Stephens, Bob Ray "Pookie"

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bob Ray “Pookie” Stephens, 81, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, December 17, 2012 at a local health care center. 

He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 5-8 p.m. at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home, or you may visit the online guestbook at

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at noon in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Grady Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in the Crownover Cemetery in Anderson, Tn., at 2 p.m. CST.

Arrangements are by Turner Funeral Home, Inc., Highway 58 Chapel, 622-3171.   

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