George Farris Stone
Mr. George Farris Stone, 69, of Ranger, died Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome following an extended illness. He was born in Pickens County, Georgia on February 23, 1940, son of the late Onice and Julie Young Stone. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Neal (N.A.) Stone.
Mr. Stone was employed as a truck driver during his lifetime, and was a veteran, having served his country in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Joan Wren Stone; two sons, Dennis Wiley of Calhoun, and Charles Wesley Wiley of Hasting, Nebraska; three daughters, Deborah Lorraine Neece of Doraville, Donna Marie Wiley and her companion Terry Garcia of Chatsworth, and Darlene Yvette Grauer and her husband Mike of Columbia, Tennessee; six brothers, Howard Stone of Bostwick, Buford Stone of Anderson, South Carolina, Mose Edward Stone of Madison, D.W. Stone of Bostwick, B.H. Stone of Lawrenceville, and Butch Stone of Bostwick; and 5 sisters, Mamie Lee Peppers of Bostwick, Gloria Jean Angel of Bishop, Louise Angel of Bishop, Myrtleann Broach of Bostwick, and Dolly Henson of Bishop. Five grandchildren, Trevor Beaupre, Chadwick Wiley, Sean and Ashley Neece; and Brooke Wiley; a great-grandchild, Shelby Wiley; two aunts, Mettie Hendrix of Ranger, and Gannell Mulkey of Jasper, and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 26 at 2:00pm from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Eddie Brannon officiating. Active pallbearers were Greg Fieldin, Devry Swinney, Timmy Swinney, Manuel Swinney, D.J. Cunningham, and David Schnitz. His brothers served as honorary pallbearers. Interment was in the Chandler Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed and the guestbook signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Family owned and operated, Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun was in charge of arrangements.
Printed in the April 30, 2009 Edition