Georgia Lillian Sadler Stephens, 88 of the Newbern community, Pulaski passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, June 4, 2009. She was born August 19, 1920 at Thessalia, VA, the daughter of the late Bittle K., Sr. and Lula Harris Sadler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Vance Stephens; brothers Bascum Sadler and Walter Lewis Sadler, and a daughter-in-law, Lois Bratton Stephens. She grew up in the White Gate community and graduated from White Gate High School class of 1938 and was a member of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church. She was well known throughout the area from her many years of working at the Gap, Roz Lynn and Ranch House Restaurants where she loved all her customers. She is survived by her son, Kenneth (Dook) Stephens, Pulaski; two daughters Connie Kersey and husband Frank of Bluefield, VA; Linda Flinchum and husband J.R. of Dublin, three brothers, Bittle K. Sadler, Jr.; Charles Henry Sadler and wife Freda; John Randolph Sadler and wife Susie; three sisters, Josephine Johnston, Rhoda Stephens, Alice Hamblin and husband R.B., a sister-in-law, Sylvia Sadler; three granddaughters, Tina Turpin and husband Ronnie; Melissa Van Horn and Paula Flinchum; two grandson, Terry Stephens, Brad Roope and wife Hillary; three great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kim and Ricky and wife Krista; two great-great grandchildren, Cameron and Rylee; and special friend, Betty Jo Riggs.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate with the Rev. Barbara Wilson and Rev. Jack Jenkins officiating. Burial in the Stinson Cemetery, White Gate. The visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 2224 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24014 or the Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 369 Walkers Creek Valley Road, Pearisburg, VA 24134.