David B. Stephens was born at Brownwood on Jan. 30, 1947, and died at the home near Advance on Jan. 31, 2003, at the age of 56 as a result of a fire in his home. Mr. Stephens was a pipefitter and had spent most of his life in the Advance community. In 1991 he was married to Jannett Sneed. Survivors include his wife, Jannett Stephens of Sturdivant; two sons, Douglas Stephens of Osceola, Ark., and Owen Stephens of the U.S. Air Force; one brother, Doug Stephens of Zalma; one sister, Jeannie Pettit of Perkins; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date with all arrangements by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.