Jan 042013

Cancer claimed Ernestine “Tina” Stevenson, 71, on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at home in Holbrook. Everyone is invited to attend a special memorial service for Tina at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Kingdom Hall of Jeho-vah’s Witnesses, 300 Hermosa Drive in Holbrook.
Tina was born on Aug. 17, 1941, in Henry County, Ala., to Ernest and Carolyn Brady.
After graduating from Bay County High School in Panama City, Fla., Tina worked at the Credit Bureau and Corps of Engineers in Panama City. She did secretarial work for Westinghouse in New Jersey and for an oil company in Mobile, Ala. She also worked as a receptionist, accountant and bookkeeper for Jackson Tubing in Cedar Springs, Ga. Later, Tina worked as a secretary and receptionist at Early County High School in Blakely, Ga. While working there she married Roy Stevenson on April 27, 1974, in Killeen, Texas. This past April, the couple celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary together.
Tina was well known in the community as she has resided in Holbrook for the past 32 years. She has been very active in the Bible Education work of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A few years ago when attending a special Bible School, the instructor introduced Tina as “a person who never meets a stranger.” She had a special ability for remembering people’s names. Many people in the community will miss her friendly and informative visits.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Stevenson of Holbrook; her parents, Ernest and Carolyn Brady, who are 95 and 90 years old, respectively, of Cedar Springs; four sisters, Betty Brady and Pat Traugh, both of Cedar Springs, Martha (Arthur) Hackett of Blakely, Ga., and Kay (Steve) Owns of Dothan, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Brady.
To further the worldwide work of Bible education, memorial contributions to The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201-2483 have been suggested by Tina’s family.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.