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CW4 Stephens

CW4 Curtis E. Stephens, 50, of Federalsburg, MD, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Born on November 3, 1961 in Lewes, Del, he was the son of the late Edward and JoAnne Clark Stephens.
He attended local schools in Georgetown and graduated from Sussex Central High School with the class of 1979. He also attended Delaware Technical and Community College, University of Delaware and Wilmington University.
Curtis enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 29, 1980 to serve his country. In 2008 he served at the Victory Base Camp, Baghdad Iraq OIF. His present assignment was that of a Property Book Officer, 721st Troop Command, Delaware Army National Guard, Milford, Del. Curtis received many State Awards, U.S. Decorations/Badges, but the one he was most proud of was the Bronze Star Medal.
On July 17, 1982 in Millsboro, Del, Curtis married Beverly Staats and together raised two children.
He was a member of Countryside Christian Church and served the Lord faithfully his entire life. Also, Signal Corp Regimental Association Blue Hen Chapter, U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (Secretary), Association of Quartermasters, AMVETS, Seaford Post 1694 and NGAUS/NGADE.
Surviving Curtis besides his wife Beverly are a daughter, Hillary Boyd and her husband Tyler-James of Cambridge, a son Chase Stephens of Florida; a granddaughter Payson Boyd; a brother Keith Stephens and his wife Brenda of Arizona; a niece Amanda Stephens; nephews Jacob and Travis Stephens.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Countryside Christian Church, Austin Road, Cambridge, MD beginning 2 p.m. with Evangelist Phil Sutton officiating. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Burial will follow at Hill Crest Cemetery, Federalsburg, MD with full military honors.
The military will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Curtis may be sent to Countryside Christian School, 5333 Austin Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements are entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD.
To send online condolences, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

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Facts Born: November 3, 1961
Death: September 12, 2012

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Marian At this time you may be consumed with pain and anger, rightfully so, Just remember that God is near to You to give you comfort to lighten the load, He has provided a hope for all who died that there will be a ressurrection of all those in the memorial tombs they will hear his voice and come out John 5:28,29. (This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God. John 17:3) 10/20/2012 Rachel Longfellow Beverly, Hillary, Chase, Tyler-James and the most beautiful one, Payson. Curt will always be a special part of my life that I will remember always. Thank you for sharing his light with the rest of us. With Love, Rachel 09/19/2012 Charley and Linda Shaffer Beverly and family. Though I did not know you personally I knew Curt very well. As one of his commanders he served me well as PBO. Knowing he accepted Christ as his Savior means so much more. One day we shall see him again and rejoice on that day. May the Lord bless you and your family as you move through this time in life. The Lord allows things to happen for a reason, though we sometimes wonder. If my wife and I can ever do anything for you please do not hesitate to contact me. Charley and Linda Shaffer 09/17/2012 WILMA PETE I didn't personally know mr. stephens....but am truly sorry to hear this sad news....keeping your family in our prayers. Alexis, Wilma and Ronald Pete 09/17/2012 Andrew Riggin A friend and brother that will be missed by; not only me, but all that knew him. I am thankful that I have known Curt for so many years and I know that even though he is absent from the earth today, I will see him some time in the future! Good bye for now, my friend. 09/17/2012 Jay, Debi and Laura Beth Winik Bev, Hillary and Chase, So sorry to hear of Curt's passing and also for your loss. You now know he isn't in pain and he's with our Father in Heaven. Our prayers are with you all. 09/15/2012 Sherry Truitt Mitchell So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Curt as a very kind person. Prayers to your family. 09/15/2012 A sympathy card has been sent to the family of CW4 Curtis E. Stephens c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 09/15/2012 Courtney Justice Curt was a great man and will be missed! Praying for his family. 09/15/2012 Bob & Diana Lawson We are so sorry to hear about Curt. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Take care. Love, bob & Diana 09/15/2012 Terri, Tim and Joel Oakes You all are in our MANY thoughts and prayers! Curt was VERY special to us. We thank God for letting him be a blessing in our lives. We love you all!!!! 09/14/2012 Debbie and Dean Stowe So sorry to hear about your lost. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 09/14/2012 A sympathy card has been sent to the family of CW4 Curtis E. Stephens c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 09/14/2012 Diane Lisehora Milam Extending my heartfelt sympathy to Beverly and the entire Stephens family. I was so sorry to hear of Curtis' passing. I remember his kind words and broad smile from the halls of Sussex Central HS and know he will be missed. May your fond memories help to comfort you. 09/14/2012 Mark & Debbie Billiter Our loss here on earth is heavens gain. May God put His loving arms around the family and bring comfort during this time. 09/14/2012 Mark Bennett So sorry I could not attend the services. Curt was a gentle man that was always a pleasure to be around. Knowing that Curt is with Jesus is a comfort to me and surely to his family. I will continue to pray for you. 09/14/2012 Gail (Mitchell) Drummond So sorry about your loss. I remember Curt as a caring and kind person. Prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. 09/14/2012 Scooter & Dori Breisch &Kids Beverly, Hillary, & Chase, we were so sorry to hear about Curt. He was such a great man and Christian example. We pray God's greatest blessings, peace, and comfort on you and your family. We praise God he is no longer suffering and is now with the Lord. Miss and love you all. 09/14/2012 Rick and Kathy Paris Please accept our sincere sympathy with the loss of Curt. We pray God's continued blessings and comfort that only He can give at this time. We are so encouraged that Curt was a brother in Christ. Praying this gets you through the tough times. 09/14/2012 Morgan & Danelle Palmer Beverly, Hillary & Chase, Please know our hearts are breaking durring this time of sorrow. We pray that our Lord sends the promised comfort and strenght to help you. Rest knowing that God's arms are wrapped around Curt this very moment. Love in Christ, The Palmers 09/14/2012 Shelly and Gordy Jones Beverly and Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Curt's passing. We rejoice that he is with our Lord and Savior. Please know we are thinking of, and praying for all of you during this extremely difficult time. God bless. 09/14/2012

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