Earl Stephen, 83 of Chadbourn died on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Whiteville. Funeral service will be held Monday, August 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Zion Wall Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Wendell Gore officiating. Burial in the Belvue Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until 7:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016 at D & A Funeral Chapel and one hour before service at the church and after the service. He is survived by six daughters, Glendora Barbour, Sylvia Stephens, Willadean Mock, Marvaleen Irving, Marcella McPhail and Valdenea Chavis, four sisters, Pearl Greene, Brenda Freeman, Evona Stephens and Doris Stephens, two Emanuel Barr and Furnie Stephens and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit at 113 Westside Dr. Chadbourn.