TREMONT – Harry Eugene Stone Sr., 93, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice. He was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Tremont to Dr. J.H. and Lavona Patton Stone. He was a 1942 graduate of Mississippi State University. He retired as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and was a lifelong farmer of the original Stone family homestead. He was a longtime member of Tremont United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and served in multiple capacities. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, having served in World War II. He was a charter member of Tremont Lions Club and a founding member of Tombigbee Bank and Trust, now Trustmark National Bank. He served as mayor of Tremont for 12 years and served on the Tremont local school board and the Itawamba County school board. He was a faithful follower of all MSU sports and loved supporting his grandchildren in all their activities.
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Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at Tremont United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eugene Stockstill, the Rev. Doyce Gunter and the Rev. Ray Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Stone Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his son, Harry E. Stone Jr. (Pat) of Tremont; his daughter, Beth Stone Frick (Robert A.) of Tupelo; four granddaughters, Stephanie Stone Collier (Rick) of Fulton, Claire Stone Northington (Dewayne) and Kathryn Corinne Stone, both of Tremont and Rachel Corinne Frick of Tupelo; and one great-grandson, John Stone Collier.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Corinne McRae Stone, who died Jan. 12, 1987; his parents; and five brothers, John Henry Stone Jr., Charles Crigler Stone, William Orlando Stone, Dr. Orville Patton Stone and James Edgar Stone.
Pallbearers will be Robert Don Whitehead, Don Whitehead, Harold Kennedy, Donnie Sartin, Darrell Harp Sr., Bobby Canup, Ricky Roberts and Frankie Yielding.
Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Pounders, John Marvin Pearce, Oneal Sartin and the members of the Tremont Lions Club.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Fulton and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tremont United Methodist Church, c/o Terissa Cody, 160 Victoria Drive, Fulton, MS 38843.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Dec. 23, 2013