PORTSMOUTH – James Howard Stone, 92, of Portsmouth, went to be with his Lord February 19, 2014, at Heartland of Portsmouth. James was born on March 9, 1921, in Garrison, KY, the son of the late Thomas E. and Nancy Myrtle Blanton Stone. He was also preceded in death by three wives, Ruby Jean Hicks Stone, Irene Stone and Emma Jean Stone; and one son, Steven James Stone. He was a man of God and a loving husband, father, and grandfather; he will be missed by many.
James is survived by three daughters, Linda Seth of Portsmouth, Cheryl Mediamolle of Tickflow, Louisiana, and Arlene Boldman of Minford; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. February 22, 2014, at Bethany Baptist Church, 8091 State Route 104, McDermott, OH, with Pastor Al Owens officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the ADKINS-BRANT FUNERAL HOME in Portsmouth. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adkinsbrantfuneralhome.com.