SNELLVILLE Stephen Stathis Major Stephen J. Stathis, Ret. Age 61 of Snellville passed away, Monday, September 9, 2013. A memorial service will be held 4PM Thursday, September 19, 2013 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, with Chaplain Ben Gaither officiating. The family will receive friends 2 hours before the service. He was raised in Ramsey, NJ, graduated high school in 1970, where he played football and ran track; he graduated from Danville IL Jr. College. Major Stathis retired from DeKalb County Police Department in 2011 with 38 years and 7 months of service. He is survived by his Wife of 29 years; Lynn Combs Stathis, Snellville; Daughter: Kerri Lynn Stathis, Duluth; Brother & Sister-in-law: Rick & Linda Stathis, Arlington, TX; Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Ralph Pete & Caroline Combs, Roswell, GA; Sister-in-law: Neva Arem, Canton, GA; Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law: Ron & Suzanne Combs, Cumming; Richard & Misty Combs, Canton, GA; Aunt: Jane Wulf, Naperville, IL; Cousins: David Wulf, Tulsa, OK; Mark Wulf, Naperville, IL; Several Nieces & Nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, Arrangements made by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at