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Ina Faye Corder Stephenson Marbury

February 22, 1927 — January 21, 2022

Ina Faye Corder Stephenson Marbury, age 94, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Greeneville Community Hospital East.

Ina was born to the late Isaac Elwood Corder and Margaret “Maggie” Wright Corder on 22 February 1927 in Wise, Va. The family moved from Wise County to Marietta, Okla. for a brief period before resettling in Grainger County, Tenn. As a child, her family spent their summers in Rutledge, Tenn. vacationing with the Pemberton-Long family. Ina met her husband, Hugh Andrew Stephenson, Jr. in Bristol, Va. and the couple married on 22 June 1947 in Johnson City, Tenn. The family relocated to Ohio where Mr. Stephenson managed Sandusky Crushed Stone Company. While residing in Ohio, Ina attended Ohio State University School of Landscape Design Architecture. She was appointed administrative assistant with Roger’s Group, aka Sandusky Crushed Stone Company, while working there part time. While living in Ohio, Ina was a member of Bellevue United Methodist Church. Ina and her husband moved to Bristol, Tenn. in 1994 where they joined the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Stephenson passed away on 13 May 2002 from lung cancer. Ina devoted her time as a volunteer researcher at the Historical Society of Washington County where she met her second husband, Ralph Eugene Marbury, Jr. The couple married on 13 April 2004 and they joined the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church. They enjoyed eight years of marriage before Mr. Marbury’s passing in 2012 from dementia.

Ina was a faithful member of the Order of the Eastern Star Ohio Member #441 and received her 50-year Pin in 2009; National Garden Clubs, Inc. a Life Member, a Master Flower Show Judge, and a Master Landscape Design Critic; Blacks Fort Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Member #609109, Community Service Awards Chairman, VA DAR, Cameo Club Member #609109, 0515; General William Campbell Chapter National Society Sons of the American Revolution WOSAR earning awards Martha Washington Medal with two Bronze Leaves, Medal of Appreciation and Certificate, Daughter of Liberty Bell, and Lydia Darragh Medal and Certificate; Wilderness Trail Chapter National Society of Colonial Dames XVIIC, Member #26612, the Virginia Society CDXVIIC, Heraldry and Coat of Arms Chairman, Supplements Coat of Arms and Heraldry; Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia Researcher; and Overmountain Victory Trail Association.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Ina was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Nina Maye Corder Isley-Abercrombie and husband, Roy William Isley; three additional sisters, Alyse Raye Corder Houser and husband, Earl Lee Houser; Mary Sam Corder Newgent and husband, Edward Jackson Newgent; and Carolyn June Corder Cunningham and husband, Henry Dixon Cunningham; brother, Phillip Craig Corder, Maj. (Ret.); sister-in-law, Carolyn Bernice Watson Corder; and nephew, James Ray Houser-Jones.

She is survived by her daughter, Ivy Stephenson Gunter and husband, Donald Hugh Gunter, of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Hugh Andrew “Bud” Stephenson, III and wife, Iris Rae Mott Stephenson, of Port Clinton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Sarah Frances Cutshall Stanz Corder of Afton, Tenn.; three nieces: Tamera Lynn Corder of Ohio; Rev. Erieen Geiselle Isley Thompson of Raleigh, N.C.; and Brandy Alyse Corder Meyer of Tampa, Fla.; seven nephews: David Lee Houser-McHone of St. Stevens, Wis.; Rhett William Isley of Sanford, N.C.; Jeffrey Crawford Newgent, Samuel Bowen Newgent, Andrew Courtney Newgent, Gregory Hunter Cunningham, and Mark Bryan Cunningham all of Knoxville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Mandi Lee Ellis Snyder and Kaitlyn Ivy Stephenson Gonzalez both of Sandusky, Ohio; and great grandson, Lex Kingston Gonzalez.

A funeral ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church, 33234 Lee Hwy., Glade Spring, Va. 24340, with the Rev. Timothy Bird officiating. Ina will be shown in a black lace tea gown. Dr. Jackson Evans Butterworth, Jr., Richard Everet Humphreys, Robert Chesterfield Wolfe, and Michael Austin Shaver will serve as the SAR Patriot Guard in period dress. A committal service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park, 2708 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the church.

The family requests no flowers, and is especially appreciative of memorial contributions to either the Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 336, Glade Spring, Va. 24340; the Blacks Fort Chapter DAR, 17977 Overlook Dr., Abingdon, Va. 24210, c/o Beth Henningsen; or the General William Campbell SAR, 319 White St. NE, Abingdon, Va. 24210, c/o W. Garrett Jackson.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook. The family of Ina Faye Corder Stephenson Marbury is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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