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Ellen Plemmons Stephens

April 26, 1928 — March 26, 2024


Ellen Christine Plemmons Stephens, 95, of Spartanburg, died Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. A native of Spartanburg, she was born on April 26, 1928, a daughter of the late Leah Plemmons and wife of the late Rev Herbert Stephens, Jr.


Mrs. Stephens was a graduate of Spartanburg High School, a commissioned Salvation Army Officer serving several appointments in North Carolina and South Carolina. She was a very active ministers wife serving at her husband’s side in the United Methodist Church and a minister herself.


Surviving are his son, Larry H. Stephens (Elaine); daughter, Tracy Lancaster (Lynn); grandsons, Kevin G. Stephens (Gina) Mitchell Lancaster (Abby); great grandchildren, Allie Stephens and Henry Lancaster, along with three step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Barron. She was predeceased by a daughter, Debbie Stephens, sisters, Agnes Smith and Margie Bates.


Graveside service will be at 2:00 pm Monday, April 1, 2024, in Sunset Memorial Park, 1955 Cannons Campground Road, Spartanburg 29307 conducted by the Rev. Chris Allen of St. Luke United Methodist Church.


Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 105 McKay Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29302.


An online guest register is available at 


Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel

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