CHARLESON -- James Earl Stephens passed away January 3 at his residence. James was born February 11, 1966 in Charleston, IL. James is proceeded by his parents Ivan and Judy Stephens of Charleston. Surviving are sons Bobby Stephens of Charleston Il, Nick Stephens of Mattoon, Il, two sisters and one brother all of Charleston Il as well of several other family members and close friends. James has five grandsons and one granddaughter. He enjoyed being outdoors,fishing, having family cookouts,and watching his grandson race. He will be deeply missed and remembered by all who knew him. Services are to be held at a later time.