Delia Bess Stephens
Delia Bess Stephens
  • August 22, 1934 - August 24, 2016
  • Arlington, Texas

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Delia Bess Stephens, 82, passed away August 24, 2016 in Arlington, TX. Delia was born on August 22, 1934 to John Luther Welborn & Vaneta Mae Adams in Terrell, TX.

Delia was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She befriended and helped many people during her years working for the Terrell Independent School District, then for a local dentistry practice, and later for the Terrell State Hospital. Delia retired from the State Hospital in 1994 to spend more time with her friends, family and grandchildren. She also loved animals, especially cats and dogs, and enjoyed taking care of her own pets and those of her family.

Preceding her in death is her husband, Arlie Stephens; parents, John Luther Welborn & Vaneta Mae Adams; step-father, Ray Barfield; & brother, Clarence David Welborn.

Delia is survived by her son, Lawrence Stephens; daughter-in-law, Nancy Stephens; grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Rachel; brother, John L Welborn III and his wife Mary; her Brother’s children, Stephanie Martin; Carolyn Hopkins; John Welborn IV; & Stephen Welborn. Delia also leaves behind many, many beloved sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and lots of friends to cherish her memory.

A visitation will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell. A funeral service for Delia will be at 10:30 am on Monday August 29, 2016 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. For those who wish, donations can be made to the North Texas Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Please leave condolences for the family at