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EDWARD 'STONE' POLK, 85 ROCKFORD - Edward "Stone" Polk, 85, of Rockford departed this earthly life Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, after a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Whiteville, Tenn., the son of Robert Sr., and Addie Polk. Edward lived in Rockford since 1950, coming from Tennessee. He married the former Flora Craigg in August 1951. Edward was employed 31 years as a platter by National Lock Co., before retiring. He was co-owner and operator of Bob & Ed's Idle Inn for 39 1/2 years before closing in 2008. Edward was a former member of the Rockford Elks Club. He attended schools in Tennessee. Edward leaves to cherish many loving memories, his wife of 61 years, Flora Polk; sons, James Edward (Ella) Polk, Geary Polk and Falando (Kelly) McNeal; stepdaughters, Annie Blacknell and Joyce Stapleton; 34 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; brother, Willie Humphrey; sister-in-law, Frances Taylor-Allen; a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends including God daughter, Jackie (Freddie) Poole; special caregiver, Linda (Terrence) Williams; and special friend, Marshall Bates. Predeceased by son, Tommy Polk; brothers, Robert Polk Jr., and James Morrow; sister, Georgia Bell; God grandson, Torry Poole; and cousin, Elizabeth Spencer. Service at noon Monday, Dec. 3, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1720 Perry Bennett Way (former Morgan Street). Visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State St.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2012
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