Born 12-21-1915 -- Died 8-22-2003
Russell Stone, 87, of Viola, son of the late Grover and
Annie Brown Stone, was born Dec. 21, 1915, in rural
Viola, Ark. He died Aug. 22, 2003, at Fulton County
Nursing Home in Salem. He married Louise Mae Price
in 1942 in Viola, Ark. She preceded him in death in
1974. He married Dicie Irene Kerley Dockins on Oct.
31, 1975, at West Plains, Mo.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during world War
II. He was a farmer and also worked at a flooring
company in West Plains. He was a member of Viola
Church of Christ.
Survivors include his sons -- James Russell Stone and
wife, Glenda, of Mountain Home; Lloyd Ray Stone of
Gepp, and Robert Joe Stone and wife, Luanne, of
Gepp; two stepchildren -- Wilma James and husband,
Jimmie of Elizabeth, and Rhudeen James and
husband, Wilb, of Elizabeth; a brother-in-law, Curtis
Brown of West Plains; four grnadchildren; seven
step-grandchildren- and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both wives; one son,
Thomas Cleveland Stone; an infant daughter who died
at birth; two brothers -- John and Floyd Stone one sister,
Mildred Brown and his parents.
The funeral was Aug. 24 at Viola Church of Christ.
Burial was at County Line Cemetery at Gepp, with
arrangements under the direction of Cox-Blevins
Funeral Home of Salem.