Empire, died May 2, 2014, at Walker Regional Medical Center, Jasper. Known as “Bones,” she enjoyed NASCAR and fishing and was a member of Masseyline Church of God. Father Robert Edward “Bobby” Walker, predeceased her, as did grandparents Rob and Nellie Walker and Arvil and Jewel Elrod.
Surviving are sons Jimmy Stephens, Empire, Jeffrey Stephens, Cordova; grandchildren Blayne Stephens, Alyssa Steedley, Kaleb Stephens, Sara Stephens, Bradlin Stephens, Shayleigh Stephens, Caden Stephens; mother Connie Walker, Little Shenandoah; brother Robert Wayne (Cindy) Walker, Locust Fork; sister Sabrina “Rusty” Walker, Pinson.
Billy Patterson officiated the 11 a.m. service held May 7 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Marsh Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Craig Patterson, Wesley Hancock, Davie Hancock, and Johnny Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Marsh and Randy “Smoke” Greer.