Vedis Stephenson, age 86 of Townsend passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Sevier County Healthcare Center. She was a charter member of Townsend Church of God, and a long-term resident and well-known cook for several restaurants and environmental organizations in Townsend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Porter Stephenson. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Donald Ray and Gwenda Stephenson of Rossville, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Blevins of Townsend; grandchildren, Danny and Michelle Stephenson of Maryville, Jennifer and Jonathan Spence of Smyrna, TN, Matthew Duffey and Whitney Blevins both of Townsend; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Faye Proctor of Maryville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Frank Peroulas of Knoxville; special friends, Helen Buchanan, Darlene Myers, Nell Lawson, and Flo Dockery. The funeral service will be at 8:00 PM, Monday, June 14, 2010 at Townsend Church of God with the Rev. Jeff Dockery and Rev. Ronnie Hepperly officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to: Townsend Church of God, 325 Webb Road, Townsend, TN 37882. Family and friends will assemble for the interment at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Monday, June 14, 2010 at Townsend Church of God, Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com.