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Homer Glenn Stone

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Homer G. Stone 1914 - 2009 JACKSONVILLE, VT Homer Glenn Stone, 94, of Jacksonville, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Born on Dec. 16, 1914, in Halifax, son of Newton and Elgie Goodnow Stone, he grew up in Halifax, then moved to Jacksonville and was a graduate of Whitingham High School, Class of 1932. He was married to the former Alice Butterfield who predeceased him. Homer worked on the Butterfield Farm during World War II and for the Town of Whitingham for several years. He worked for Mary and Robert Coombs as a salesman for five years and then as a candy maker for 47 years. Homer was a 67- year member and Past Master of the Unity Lodge F&AM. He was an avid deer hunter, having shot 40 deer in his lifetime. He also enjoyed fishing and played baseball for the Jacksonville Indians. Homer and his wife Alice were members of the 251 Club, a club whose members have visited all 251 towns in Vermont. Homer leaves three sons and daughters-in-law, Forrest and Molly Stone of Cambridge, N.Y., and Florida, Richard and Anna Stone of Johnsonville, N.Y., and Robert and Ann Stone of Wilmington and Florida; grandchildren, Glen, Michael, Richard Jr., Laurie, Lucretia, Jeffrey and Duane Stone; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Gladys Parkhurst, and his brothers, Floyd, Forrest, Merle, Verne and Gerald. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Wednesday Aug. 26, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the COVEY AND ALLEN FUNERAL HOME, 44 E. Main Street in Wilmington. Burial will follow in Jacksonville Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday Aug. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. The family requests that contributions in Homer's memory be made to the Whitingham Ambulance Service c/o Covey and Allen Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. For directions or to send e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 24, 2009
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