Hephner, Vincent

Vincent Leroy Hephner, 77, formerly of Morenci and Hudson, died Dec. 26, 2007, in Athens Hospital in Tennessee.

He was born March 23, 1930, in Morenci, to Lyndon and Nada (Osmun) Hephner. He married JoAnn Jones in March 1999, and she survives.

Besides his wife JoAnn, Vincent is survived by a former wife and the mother of his children, Geraldine Willett; one daughter, Mary Lou (and Raymond) Rigden of Manitou Beach, Mich.; two sons, Bob (and Cathy) Hephner of Hudson and Keith (and Cheryl) Hephner of Tenmile, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; from deceased wife, Phyllis, three stepchildren, Mark (and Heidi) Nichols, Monica (and Steve) Rittenhouse and Melita (and Bill) Cook and seven step-grandchildren; from present wife, JoAnn, five stepchildren, Jamie Artz, Charta Prahl, Cyndie (and Jim) Taryane, Clint (and Karen) Wayna, Gwen (and Franklin) Evan and 10 step-grandchildren; and three brothers, Lyndon (and Pat) of Arizona, Norman (and Nan) of Colorado and Hal (and Portia) of Hillsdale, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Phyllis; and two sisters-in-law, Carol Hephner and Carolyn Hephner.

Funeral services were Dec. 31 in Sweetwater, Tenn. Interment was in Beulah Chapel Cemetery in Niota, Tenn.