Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Stephen Barker Hemstreet

10/15/1928 - 01/02/2018

Stephen Barker Hemstreet, age 89 of Murphy, NC passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at Murphy Medical Center.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Marcus and Catherine Hemstreet. Stephen was a US Army veteran. He was a marketing representative for US Gypsum O'Brien Homes. Stephen enjoyed boating, golfing, afternoon gin martinis, drawing and painting. He was a member of the Episcopal Church-The Messiah in Murphy.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Eliza Parsons; two daughters, Pamela Rosenkrans of Chester, VA and Holly Kaleniecki of Murphy, NC; one sister, Bonnie Bertino of Waterloo, NY; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 10:45 am, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the parish hall of the Episcopal Church-The Messiah. The service will follow at 11:30 am in the Episcopal Church-The Messiah.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Valley River Humane Society, PO Box 658, Murphy, NC 28906.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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