|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1942|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2010|
Mr. Thomas Ralph Stone, 68, of Caruthersville died Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
Ralph was born March 11, 1942 in the McCarty area of Pemiscot County to Ebert Randolph Stone and Rosemary Clark Stone.
May 4, 1963, in Caruthersville, he was united in marriage to Barbara Sargent.
Ralph was a lifetime resident of the Bootheel area. He graduated High School in 1960 and served six years in the United States Army National Guard. He was the Executive Director of the Caruthersville and Portageville Housing Authority for 37 years. He was a member of Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church. He was past President of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Missouri NAHRO Association, Southwest NAHRO Association and a member of the Natonal Housing Authority Pension Board.
Preceding Ralph in death were his parents, Ebert "Doc" and Rosemary Stone; a brother, Clark Stone; and a sister, Linda Stone.
Ralph is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 47 years, Barbara; two sons, Matthew Stone and his wife Wendy of St. Louis, MO and Paul Stone of Jonesboro, AR; two grandsons, Luke Matthew Stone and Colin Knipp; two granddaughters, Ellen Caroline Stone and Kelsey Knipp; one brother, Robert Stanley Stone and his wife Trudy; one sister, Janice Stone Dunavant and her husband Rocky; 10 nieces, 4 nephews and a multitude of friends.
Pallbearers were Byron Luber, Claude Whitener, Rodney Fisher, Ted Streete, Henry Hayden, Billy Cook, George W. Cook and David Madison. Honorary Pallbearers were Kenneth King and Bob Henry.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Caruthersville with Rev. Jim Coffer and Rev. Doctor Paul Currie officiating. Burial was held in the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Thursday, November 25, 2010
Ebert Randolph Stone (1915 - 1976)
Rose Mary Clark Stone (1917 - 2005)
Clark R. Stone (1937 - 1988)*
Linda Faye Stone (1940 - 1941)*
Thomas Ralph Stone (1942 - 2010)
Little Prairie Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 26, 2010
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