Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dalton-Holmes Chapel for James W. "Stoney" Stone, 74, Durant, who died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Four Seasons Nursing Home. Rev. Leonard Cook will officiate.
He was born Friday, March 24, 1933, in Nida to Ocie Calvin Stone and Eva Witt. He came to Durant in August of 2004 from Rio Vista, Texas. He enjoyed training, riding and breaking horses. He also enjoyed roping calves and making leather goods. He worked as a truck driver for 51 years with Skinner Transport and Cletex Trucking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Herman Stone, sister Geneva Sampson, aunts Edna Cherry and Thelma Stone, grandfather James O. Stone and grandmother Lula Stone.
He is survived by cousins Toni East and husband Doyle, Ginger Smith and husband Jerry, Stacy East, Brent East, Robin and Melody East, Rebecca Steudeman and husband Leon, James Smith, Jerry Wayne Smith and children, Ethan, Christian and Delanie, all of Durant; Michelle Quick and husband Robert, Gladewater, Texas, and their children, Samantha and Zachary; niece Connie Sue Campbell and husband Mark, Wolfe City, Texas; nephews Roger Dale Stone and William James Stone, both of Wolfe City; niece Brenda Balough and husband Tim, Jefferson City, Tenn., and her two daughters and grandchildren.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery with Herb Manning, Glen Russell, Gary Clark, Ron Manning, Stacy East and Brent East serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Leon Steudeman. Family hour will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com. Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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